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Old 05-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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When mtnguy refers to 'cut it on', to midwesterners, that means 'turn it on'. Took us Missourians a while to understand the what cutting it on and cutting it off meant.

p.s. I love the different dialects that are spoken in all the places we've lived in the last 50+ yrs.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Reminds me of living in Rhode Island in the 60's and a neighbor said that she was going outside to "pick the clothes from the line".
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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When mtnguy refers to 'cut it on', to midwesterners, that means 'turn it on'. Took us Missourians a while to understand the what cutting it on and cutting it off meant.
I grew up in Page County, VA.....that should explain it all.
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And when we lived in Arkansas everyone "Carried" you somewhere and they were always "Fixin'" to do this or that and carried groceries in a poke. Love the dialects.
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The one I love in PA is "Red up". Which means to clean up. As in "Red up your room.".

Another one is calling a bag a "poke". Bought some items from the store and the clerk asked "Do you want a poke for that ?" I was like ????.

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My lovely spouse is from Tennessee. She doesn't say the usual "Who are your parents?" She says "Who do you belong to?" And like Arkansasians, she's always "fixin ta do" something....
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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The one I love in PA is "Red up". Which means to clean up. As in "Red up your room.".

Another one is calling a bag a "poke". Bought some items from the store and the clerk asked "Do you want a poke for that ?" I was like ????.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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some advancesd warning about communicating with a St. Louis native:

We dont call it St. Lou, The Lou, or St. Louie around here. Ever.

Hoosier is a derogitory term that is interchangable with Redneck and Hillbilly. It has nothing to do with what state you come from.

Some people call a trip or journey a poke. As in "its quite a poke down to texas from here"

East means Illinois. "Out east" means East Coast. "East Side" means the strip clubs. South means south of the Meremec River which also means "out in the sticks" "South of 110" means "down where the gene pool grows shallow". "The South" means tennessee.

"you'ns" (you-uns) replaces Ya'all.

"Ball Game" automatically means The Cardinals.

Toasted Ravioli and Pork Steaks are Delicasies. And Paula Deen did NOT invent Gooey Butter Cake. St. Louisians will defend to the death that Imo's is the best pizza ever. You may be offered some. You wont like it.

"ATM Machine" is not considered a Redundency.

Upon meeting a St. Louisian, you may be asked what High School you went to. This is not an invasion of privacy, but a standard St. louis conversation openener

And finally, directions are totally useless to anyone who doesnt live here. I-64 is called hiway 40 to locals. The outer ring road is either i-255 or i-270 depending on where you are at on it. You can be driving eastbound on westbound 270 at certain places. Distances are given from local landmarks "15 miles south of the Brewery" or "about 20 mintues past the Airport"

And my favorite all time "St Louis" direction actually included "turn right about a mile BEFORE you get to the creek" !?!?!

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How about go find me a hose pipe? LOL. Garden hose. I think its a Mississippi think.
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Pop or soda in the north coke in the south
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