Post # 1
After reading the bag short a/long a debate, I am curious what other words are regional. Like pop and pie. Go to NJ and order a pop and a pie and you’ll come out with pizza and , but in FL you would get a nice slice of apple pie and a *soda*!
I went into a grocery store in NC looking for soda (like coke and sprite) and I couldn’t find it. I asked an employee and she kindly showed me to the baking soda 🙂
What other words are easily confuseable across regions?
Post # 4
@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! 😛
Post # 5
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
@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. 🙂
Post # 7
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
In CT we call a hoagie/hero/sub a “grinder.”
Post # 10
@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
Frosh – 1st year university student.
Post # 12
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
@zippylef: Or runners/running shoes 🙂
Post # 14
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
I drink pop, eat pizza, subs, and sprinkles, and wear tennis shoes. I’m from Indiana!
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
@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…