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ARCHIMEDESII
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11/18/12 3:06 P

Oh ! I love these kinds of questions !

And I have one of my own,

What do you call machine you drink water from ?

a bubbler (some might call it a water fountain)

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

TP-ing

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?

a pill bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?

Tonic

What do you call gym shoes?

sneakers, occasionally trainers.

What do you say to address a group of people?

Hey, peeps ! ;)

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?

daddy long legs

What do you call your grandparents?

grammy and papa

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

a cart

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

sun shower

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

remote


Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 11/18/2012 (15:10)


NSMANN
Posts: 963
11/18/12 3:03 P

my boyfriend calls his grandparents mamaw and papaw. he's from Dallas.



1954MARG
Posts: 243
11/18/12 2:57 P

I come from the UK, and we have thousands of local dialects and accents.
As a Yorkshire lass, I go "Up t' street" to go shopping in the main street, ask people "Where've you bin?" to find out where they have been, and I walk through a "gennell" if I go through a passageway or a narrow pathway. We also say, "Ta" for thankyou. I think the last one come from being part of the Danegeld territory centuries ago and is derived from the Danish.



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,778
11/18/12 8:13 A

I agree, the list is kinda lame; I copy & pasted it from the youtube video I watched. Please, everyone, feel free to add more to the list!

Thanks, IHMF!
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I_HEART_MY_FAM
Posts: 1,809
11/17/12 11:12 A

Good idea but you probably could have came up with a more interesting list.



PSCHIAVONE2
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11/17/12 9:13 A


Here goes!

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? TPing a house
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball? Pill Bug
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? Pop
What do you call gym shoes? gym shoes
What do you say to address a group of people? Hi
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Daddy long legs.
What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? shopping cart.
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Sun Shower
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? The Remote

What say you, do you HAVE a regional dialect?
You tell me. Never heard anyone call these things anything else.



CMCOLE
Posts: 2,667
11/17/12 9:09 A

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
I have no idea

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
Sow Bug (my hubby's family calls them Carpenters)
When the children were little, we called them Tank Bugs

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop

What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers

What do you say to address a group of people?
Hello?

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
Daddy Long Legs

What do you call your grandparents?
Mine were: Grand-mum and Grandfather (although my other Grandmother liked to be addressed by her first name, and my other grandfather was deceased before I was born)
My hubby's were Nan and Pop to the best of my knowledge

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
Shopping Cart or buggy

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Sun Showers

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Remote or Clicker



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,778
11/17/12 8:47 A

There are lots of youtube videos with samples of regional dialects......look up Pittsburghese, it's darn funny how stupid we can sound.......n@.



NSMANN
Posts: 963
11/16/12 5:33 P

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
teepee

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
rolly polly

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
pop

What do you call gym shoes?
tennis

What do you say to address a group of people?
y'all

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
daddy long legs

What do you call your grandparents?
grandma and grandpa

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
cart

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
I don't know

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
remote



BONIPATI
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Posts: 163
11/16/12 5:19 P

jen I'm from MA too the only one that i say differently is tonic for soda and I don't know why.

Edited by: BONIPATI at: 11/16/2012 (17:20)


JBELICIOUS5
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Posts: 895
11/16/12 4:23 P

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Teepeeing

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball? Pill Bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? Soda

What do you call gym shoes? Sneakers

What do you say to address a group of people? Hey everyone

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Daddy Long Legs

What do you call your grandparents? Grammy and Papa

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Cart

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Sun Shower

What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Clicker

From Mass...I say wicked!



LUANN_IN_PA
Posts: 15,824
11/16/12 3:41 P

I am also from Pittsburgh and never heard the term sun rain.
Your potato bug is my pill bug.
My grandparents are Baba and Deda (Croatian).

The rest I agree with!



MOM2ACAT
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Posts: 25,683
11/16/12 3:22 P

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? TP'ing

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball? pill bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? pop

What do you call gym shoes? tennis shoes

What do you say to address a group of people? you all

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Daddy Long Legs

What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? cart

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? I don't have a name for that

What is the thing you change the TV channel with? remote

What say you, do you HAVE a regional dialect? I live in Michigan, I've been told by others from out of state we do, lol


Edited by: MOM2ACAT at: 11/16/2012 (15:54)


KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,778
11/16/12 3:00 P

Say These Words:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
Papering a house

What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
Potato Bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis Shoes

What do you say to address a group of people?
Yinz

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
Daddy Long-Legger

What do you call your grandparents?
Nina & Pap-pap

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
Buggy

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Sun Rain

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Clicker

I am from Pittsburgh, PA and we definitely speak funny!




KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,778
11/16/12 2:42 P

Say These Words:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

What say you, do you HAVE a regional dialect?



 
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