Regional verbiage (dialect)

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    As I read through these threads I notice the difference in verbiage we use, which is likely regional. But sometimes is also based on where you family is originally from. Every time I read the term supper I think of a snack or a meal you have at a church, not a formal meal at home. So look at the following and tell me what you use. Mine responses are in blue. Feel free to add more.


    1. What do you call you Noon meal? Lunch.


    2. What do you call your evening meal? Dinner.


    3. What do you call sweet carbonated beverages? Soda.


    4. What do you call the thing that dispenses water in school hallways? Bubbler.



    5. Do you pronounce Mary, merry and marry the same? Yes.


    6. How do you pronounce route? Root.
     
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    #2. A fancy or special supper is dinner.

    #4 Water fountain. (Back in the 60's and early 70's)

    I'm from Central Florida on the West Coast.
     
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    This is all true for me, except for 4. the drinking fountain. As a person who grew up in the Dakotas, the noon meal was dinner, and the evening meal was supper.

    Beef that is ground up is called ground beef in many places, but in some places it is chopped beef. I have heard it called other things, but don't remember even remember what.
     
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    For us,

    Dinner is Supper,
    Soda is Pop,
    Bubbler is Drinking fountain,
    Route is Rout,



    Jim
     
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    #1 lunch or dinner
    #2 supper or dinner
    #3 pop or coke
    #4 water or drinking fountain
    #5 yes
    #6 rout, unless it's route 66
    I'm a Texan by birth and an Okie by marriage
     
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    What do you call you Noon meal? Lunch.


    2. What do you call your evening meal? Typically supper but sometimes dinner


    3. What do you call sweet carbonated beverages? Normally pop but sometimes sofa


    4. What do you call the thing that dispenses water in school hallways? Water fountain


    5. Do you pronounce Mary, merry and marry the same? Yes.


    6. How do you pronounce route? Root.
     
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    Down heer any carbonated drink is a "coke" ...Route is "Rut" Rake the yard..."ruk"...climb tree..."clumb" ..Church bells....."bales"
     
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    1-Breakfast
    5-Yes
    6-Route is root or rout depending on usage. Root 66, newspaper rout, Rout 19 I pronounce route both ways but consistently for any specific usage.
     
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    1. Lunch
    2. dinner or supper.
    3 Soda or pop or soda pop.
    4. Water fountain.
    5. Yes all the same.
    6.Root. In this part of the country we don't have many routs.
    Just highways, interstates and freeways.

    Because bugoutbob made a typo and said sofa instead of soda what do you call the sofa?
    We call it a couch, occasionally sofa and my Grandparents called it a divan even tho it had a back.
    Funny I had to go back and correct my typo, I did the same thing.
     
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    1. dinner
    2. supper
    3, coke
    4. water fountain
    5. no
    6. route
     
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    1. What do you call you Noon meal? Dinner or lunch. We always called it dinner around the house but at school they called it lunch.


    2. What do you call your evening meal? Supper


    3. What do you call sweet carbonated beverages? Pop


    4. What do you call the thing that dispenses water in school hallways? Water fountain or drinking fountain.



    5. Do you pronounce Mary, merry and marry the same? Yes.


    6. How do you pronounce route? Rout or root depending on the usage.. Paper rout or bus rout but Root 66.
     
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    We say sofa or couch, but usually sofa. My older relatives used to call them davenports.
     
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    1. Lunch, unless it's Sunday or special occasion then it's dinner

    2. Supper

    3. Soda

    4. Fountain

    5. Yes

    6. It's root 66 but also a rural "rowwwt" like out with an r
     
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    Evening meal is dinner, lunch is lunch, I never use supper.
    Water fountain.
    Otherwise, all the same.

    Here's my question after my head almost exploded while in Kentucky.
    Do you plug things in, or do you plug them up?
     
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    In--to the outlet And couch!
     
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    Lunch
    Dinner (mom calls it supper)
    Pop
    Drinking fountain
    Mary and Merry - same
    root
    Couch (Gma called it davenport)

    I lived south for a while and got used to (and comfortable saying) Ya'll......I get teased up here saying it with somewhat of a Canadian accent...eh.:p
     
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    Plug it in
    Couch or sofa
    "Close the door, were you raised in a barn?!"
    Y'all
    Ain't
     
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    #1 Dinner or lunch
    #2 Supper
    #3 coke. Growing up until drugs became widespread, I always heard them called a dope.
    #4 Water Fountian
    #5 Mary and Merry the same
    #6 Root
    #7 couch
     
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    Electronics get plugged "in", sinks get plugged "up"
     
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    A couch is a couch, Gramma called it a Davenport (I always thought she was being uppety when she said that, my mom called it a sofa( she grew up in the city)
     
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    What do you call you Noon meal? Lunch, unless it is a special occasion like thanksgiving and we are eating dinner early!

    2. What do you call your evening meal? Dinner


    3. What do you call sweet carbonated beverages? Usually drink, but sometimes soda or coke


    4. What do you call the thing that dispenses water in school hallways? Water fountain or germ factory


    5. Do you pronounce Mary, merry and marry the same? No


    6. How do you pronounce route? Rowt.

    7. That big thing in the living room is a couch, and I plug things in.
     
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    1. lunch
    2. dinner or supper (dinner may also refer to a bigger Sunday afternoon meal, 2 or 3 pm)
    3. pop
    4. drinking fountain
    5. yes
    6. /r/ /ow/ /t/
    7. couch
    8. plug in
     
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    We drop the"g" on many of our words also..

    Drivin,
    Fishin,
    Huntin,
    Eatin,
    Bakin,
    Poopin,
    Bathin,
    Tryin,



    Just sayin,



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    1. dinner
    2. supper
    3. coke
    4. water fountain
    5. Mary, merry same, marry not the same.
    6. I never use the word route, aways highway
    7. couch
    8. Question or statement. Q. is it plugged in? S. It's plugged up.
     
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    A sofa could be a couch, or a love seat, or a divan or a chesterfield. Typically if it is a two person it’s a love seat. Couch or sofa is most common, chesterfield more regional and divan seldom heard but is out there. On very rare occasion you will hear Davenport or settee as well
     
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    Yes, if it is made for two people it is usually called a love seat. I often see people posting that they have a two person couch. Somehow, they can't say love seat, or don't like the name.
     
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    The only place I heard "bubbler" used was when I was in Wisconsin for a short while.
    1. Lunch
    2> Dinner
    3. Soda
    4. Water Fountain
    5. Same
    6. Root
    I'm not native New Mexican, but I commonly hear letters left off words, like Mountain is pronounced Moun en. Also I hear sandwich pronounced sangwich. Odd.
    In Kansas, motorcycle ....the y is pronounced with a short i like sicle. And hammock has the accent on the second syllable. I love hearing regional differences when we travel. I think soda is used more in the west, pop in the middle south, and calling it what it is more east.
     
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    1. What do you call you Noon meal? Lunch.


    2. What do you call your evening meal? Supper/Dinner (Suppah/Dinnah) R's are optional in Boston


    3. What do you call sweet carbonated beverages? Soda/Tonic.


    4. What do you call the thing that dispenses water in school hallways? Bubbler. (Bubblah)


    5. Do you pronounce Mary, merry and marry the same? No.


    6. How do you pronounce route? Root.

    And don't forget "wickid pissah" .
    Translates to 'really awesome'
     
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    1. Lunch
    2. Dinner
    3. Soda or pop - depends on which side of the city you're on but both are recognized as the same. If you ask for a coke, you'll get a coke.
    4. Water fountain or drinking fountain
    5. Same
    6. Route pronounced root

    And you plug something in, not up.

    When you're waiting at the bank, do you stand "on line" or "in line"?

    Does your locale have a plural of you? When I lived in Baltimore, y'all was common. In Pittsburgh, yins is often heard. Yous is sometimes used down toward New York City.
     
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