(Closed) SPINOFF: Regional words

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Post # 3
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012


Post # 4
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kimbee23:  Yeah, Jersey it’s usually “pizza” and “soda”.  I moved to Ohio for 1.5 years and was ridiculed (jokingly) every time I said “Jersey” words.  They always said “pop” which I hate

Even certain parts of Jersey have their own words.  I call italian sandwiches “hoagies” (closer to Philly).  I live near Seaside now and it’s “sub” – which I refuse to call.  Up North Jersey it’s “hero” or “sub”.  It’s ridiculous.

Another one is between sprinkles and jimmies.  I always called them jimmies.  FI calls them sprinkles.  UNCOOL!  ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

a hoagie is a submarine sandwich

chipped ham is chopped ham

Jumbo is bologna

we also say pop

can you guess where I’m from? lol

Post # 6
196 posts
Blushing bee

@Westwood:  I have never found a suitable replacement for that word since leaving Wisconsin and usually just ask, “Where is the b… uh, where can I get a drink?”  A fountain is somewhere birds take a bath, and I can’t break myself of that that line of thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think Canadians have a good mix of words where we will recognize most variations (ie soda and pop).  Jimmies are one I’m not familar with.

I had a  thread about pencil crayons, I had no idea until recently that most people didn’t call the that (but I did know what colouring pencils were).

Other Canadian terms: toque (winter hat), chesterfield (couch), the letter Z is pronounced ‘zed’ , garberator (a sink garbage disposal).

Post # 8
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In CT we call a hoagie/hero/sub a “grinder.”  

Post # 9
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900


Post # 10
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Rouquine:  It’s sub, and sprinkles! =P even though I live in North Jersy now (in Morris County) I still call things what I called them when I lived near Seaside. My friends like to joke that I’m from South Jersey, especially if it’s pop and hoagies, and I always tell them that it’s a good thing it’s soda and subs! I don’t call pizza “pie” though, well.. I guess sometimes but only if I’m saying “a plain pie”

We also have the DREADED pork roll/taylor ham debate! Whenever they say/write/talk about “taylor ham” I tell them they misspelled/mispronounced pork roll.


(and if anyone here doesn’t know what pork roll, egg and cheese on a hard roll is… you’re missing out!)

Post # 11
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Frosh – 1st year university student.

Post # 12
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think the sneakers vs tennis shoes one is worth mentioning.

I must say, since moving to the UK… the British have way better slang than anywhere in the states. lol.

Post # 13
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@zippylef:  Or runners/running shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Pizza is definitely a “pie” in New York. I tried to order a large plain pie at a “New York” pizza place out here in Vegas and I got looked at like I had three heads. A soda, is a soda, is a soda. It’s not pop! A long sandwich is a sub and sprinkles are, well, sprinkles.

I noticed, both when I lived in GA and visited friends in NC, for some people a soda was a “Coke” no matter what brand or flavour. “Would you like a Coke?” “Sure.” “What kind? Cola, root beer, orange?” “Uh, a Coke…?” Really confusing.

Pretty sure in the midwest people call a grocery bag a sack and a shopping cart a buggy. I always want to ask where a person’s horse is when I hear someone call it a buggy.

Post # 15
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I drink pop, eat pizza, subs, and sprinkles, and wear tennis shoes.  I’m from Indiana!

@Aure: I’m from the midwest and I use a shopping cart and a bag.

Having gone to school in Atlanta, I can attest to the “Coke” thing.  That’s what happens when you live right next to the Coke headquarters and Pepsi products are hard to even find.

Post # 16
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@zippylef:  Oh, that drives me crazy. They’re sneakers! And I definitely don’t “sneak around” in them!

@future_schu:  No one outside of the tri-state area knows what a hard roll is and even then, they’re not the same in NJ as the NY ones. I miss them so much…

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