Post # 47
My votes may not count – I grew up between several states, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Florida… so my speech patterns don’t really match anyone else I’ve met.
Dinner (southern parents said, “Supper”)
Post # 48
I’m from Northern California. I say:
Lillipop (hard candy that has a stick on it)
Sucker (hard candy that doesn’t have a stick)
Bag (paper & plastic)
Dinner (though my grandma from Canada says supper & that’s what we trained our dog with)
Post # 49
lol, I think kangaroo jacket is an older term. I grew up using that term in AB until I moved to BC for univeristy where it then become hoodie. It just feels awkward saying kangaroo jacket! lol.
As for chesterfield, yup, occassionally us that one, but mainly it is couch.
Pop or Soda Pop! HOw does everyone that calls it Coke differentiate between Sprite, Rootbeer etc?
Toque all the way…. is it really called a beanie in the States?
Post # 50
I don’t think I saw this, but you need one for what “barbeque” means. Down here, it’s brisket, ribs, etc. But up north, it’s considered hamburgers and hot dogs 🙂
Post # 51
Haha! You wouldn’t say “What are yous
gonna do?” I’m from Philly also!
soda, lollipop, paper or plastic – both bags, sofa and couch are interchangable, shopping chart, truck, dinner and most def. HOAGIE!!
Post # 52
How fun! What great answers!!
For the new questions:
For spaghetti sauce its sauce
For potaotes it’s gravy
Barbeque: hamburger, hotdog, chicken
The area of grass between crub and sidewalk: edging
Post # 53
haha absolutely. The trend is starting to fade out with the new generation though. I will raise my kids to say bunnyhug dammit!
Post # 54
SO TRUE! It is a Saskatchewan thing! So is Vi-Co and Kaiser!
Post # 55
Ok Funny story on the “Coke” being the same as soda or pop. I moved across country and started waitressing. My first week there an older gentlemen order a coke so I bring him a coke. What the heck else would I bring you if you order a coke? Here is our conversation…
Him “What is this?”
Me: “The coke you ordered”
Him: “Yes, I ordered a coke and what is this?”
Me: “Its a coke”
Him: “How did you know what coke I wanted, you didn’t ask”
Me: “Oh I’m sorry sir, we don’t have diet, did you want a diet coke?”
Him: ” No, I want a 7-up”
Finally dawns on me that “Coke” means soda and could be anything, not just coca cola.
A similar situation happened the next week when someone ordered a “half and half”. I was taken aback since it was 110 degrees at a pool, who is drinking half and half. I’m thinking coffee creamer, he is thinking an arnold palmer.
It was a long summer, this happened to me A LOT.
Post # 56
In the UK the only other difference from your list is instead of grocery cart we use a shopping trolley.
Post # 57
One of the things that bothers me most is when people call it “pop.” I was born in Californina and it was always called soda while I was growing up and then a few years ago my whole family started calling it pop. It drives me crazy! My Fiance calls it pop too and I’m going to beat him if he teaches our son to say it that way. lol. I want our children to grow up saying things properly. Buggy also bothers me for some reason but not nearly as much.
Post # 58
If someone asks what you want to drink…you say “coke” first meaning…a “soda/pop” then you say what you want….sprite, coke, pepsi..etc. etc.
or when you’re just talking about “soda or pop” everything is a Coke. But, if you’re actually ordering you say sprite, coke, pepsi…so on
Post # 59
I’m from Buffalo, NY
Soda or Pop? – Pop
Sucker or Lollipop? – Sucker
Bag or Sack? – Bag
Sofa or Couch? – Couch
Cart or Buggy? – Cart
Pickup or Truck? – Truck
Dinner or Supper? – Dinner
Post # 60
Just because pop isn’t “proper” to you doesn’t mean it isn’t the “proper” way to say it elsewhere in the world
Post # 61
Soda, sucker, bag, couch, buggy, truck, and supper.
Almost my whole family calls sneakers “tennis shoes”–everything from Nikes to Converse and Keds. They’re all tennis shoes.
I’m a decently educated person, but when I’m around my elderly grandfather or I’m upset, I don’t talk like it. Every time I say “ain’t” around DH, he cringes lol.