(Closed) The Regional Lexicon Test

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Ooh fun!  I’ll play.

First, Where did you grow up? Massachusetts

  1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? Umbrella
  2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A cart (well, actually a “caht” around heya)
  3. What is a toboggan? A sled from my Mom’s era
  4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Caterpillar
  5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller (“strollah”)
  6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with?Bandaid
  7. What do you call your grandparents? Grammy & Grampa
  8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? Say what?
  9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters  (“guttahs”)
  10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night?  Fireflies
  11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage?  Soda
  12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? A frappe
  13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs
  14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Sneakers  (“sneakahs”)
  15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes?  Jimmies
  16. What is a paczki? I have no idea.  I know what golumpkis are though, and more importantly I know how to make them. Yummy!
  17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold?  Goosebumps
  18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share?  Potluck

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsEdamame: I’ll play!

Where did you grow up? Born in California, then lived in Alaska, then London, but I’ve been in Texas since age 10!

    1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella

     

      1. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A basket or a cart

       

        1. What is a toboggan? A sled.

         

          1. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Either a rolie polie or a doodle bug.

           

            1. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller.

             

              1. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? Bandaids.

               

                1. What do you call your grandparents? Mine are Gran & Grandpa and Granmom and Grandad, DH’s are Grandma and Grandaddy.

                 

                  1. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? What? or Hmm?

                   

                    1. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters.

                     

                      1. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Fireflies or lighting bugs.

                       

                        1. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda! (NOT POP! Haha!)

                         

                          1. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? A shake

                           

                            1. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs

                             

                              1. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes

                               

                                1. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles

                                 

                                  1. What is a paczki? I have absolutely no idea.

                                   

                                    1. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goose bumps

                                     

                                      1. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? A potluck 

                                      Mine were pretty similar!

                                      Post # 5
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                                      Bumble bee
                                      • Wedding: June 2012

                                      @MrsEdamame: Oh, I LOVE things like this!

                                      First, where did you grow up? Eastern PA

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? a sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Roly-poly
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? A band-aid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? “I’m sorry, what was that again?”
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Rain or roof gutters
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning Bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? SODA!
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? A milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Sneakers
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? Miss Edamame says, “A Polish jelly-filled pastry (similar to a doughnut), made for Fat Tuesday to use up sugar in the house before Lent.” She’s right, but I never had one til I moved out to the Midwest. We always had fasnachts, which are essentially powdered sugar donuts for the same purpose. (PA Dutch vs. Polish)
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goose bumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? A potluck, but it could also be a covered dish.

                                      Post # 6
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                                      Bumble bee
                                      • Wedding: May 2011

                                      This is fun!!  I actually took a class in college called “Indiana Dialect” and our semster group project was very similar to this!  You get all sorts of answers depending on whether you are in northern or southern Indiana (or out-of-state).

                                      So I guess it is sort of obvious that I am from Indiana (moved to Seattle two years ago)…

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella

                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? Shopping cart

                                      3. What is a toboggan? sled

                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? rolly-polly

                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? stroller

                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? A band-aid

                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa

                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? Pardon me, could you repeat that?

                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters

                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning Bugs

                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soft drink

                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? milkshake

                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs

                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes

                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles

                                      16. What is a paczki? Never heard of this term before

                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goose bumps

                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? pitch-in

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                                      Sugar bee
                                      • Wedding: November 2006

                                      First, where did you grow up? Urban area in the Midwest

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? A wooden sled that can be steered
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? A millipede? I don’t know. I don’t call this anything.
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? A band-aid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? “I’m sorry?” or “Come again?”
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? A milkshake, shake or malt
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs or maybe a hoagie?
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes, tennies, sneakers, sneaks
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? I don’t know!
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goosebumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? A potluck.

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                                      Sugar bee
                                      • Wedding: March 2014

                                      First, Where did you grow up? South Carolina

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella.
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A buggy.
                                      3. What is a toboggan? I really have no idea, but my mom says it’s a hat.
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Rollie-pollie.
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller.
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? A band-aid.
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Poppi & Gamma.
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? “Excuse me?” or “I’m sorry?”
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? No idea. Haha.
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning Bugs.
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda.
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? A milkshake.
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs.
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes.
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles.
                                      16. What is a paczki? No clue.
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goose bumps.
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? A potluck.

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                                      Bumble bee
                                      • Wedding: June 2012

                                      First, Where did you grow up? Ontario

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? shopping cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? don’t know this bug
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? bandaid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grammie and Papa, and Nana
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? pardon?
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? eavestrough
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? fireflies
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? pop
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? subs
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? running shoes
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? never heard of it
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? goosebumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? potluck

                                         

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                                      Sugar bee
                                      • Wedding: March 2014

                                      I see where there could be different answers on pretty much all of these, but what might someone call a band-aid, other than a band-aid??

                                      Post # 11
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                                      Helper bee
                                      • Wedding: June 2008

                                      Oh fun, I love stuff like this!

                                      First, Where did you grow up? Central Illinois

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? Umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? Cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? A sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Rollie pollie
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? Stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? Band-aid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grandma & Grandpa and Grandma & Poppy
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? What? (I know, not a very polite response but that’s what I would say!)
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning Bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? Milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? I’ve never heard of this!
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goosebumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? Potluck

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                                      Bumble bee
                                      • Wedding: June 2012

                                      @CarolinaCola: Brits call them plasters, I think.  

                                      Post # 13
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                                      Sugar bee
                                      • Wedding: March 2014

                                      @Lemma: Oh. Haha. That’s an odd name for them.

                                      Post # 14
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                                      Busy bee
                                      • Wedding: May 2012

                                      The Regional Lexicon Test –

                                      First, Where did you grow up? Oregon

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? An umbrella (if you’re a wimp ;))
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? A cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? A sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? Pill bug
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? A stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? A band-aid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? Grandma, grandpa
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? What?
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? Gutters
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? Lightning Bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? Milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? Subs
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennis shoes
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? I have no idea
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? Goose bumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? A potluck

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                                      Sugar Beekeeper
                                      • Wedding: February 2011

                                      First, Where did you grow up? Ohio (cleveland area)

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? Umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? grocery cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan? a sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? potato bug
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? bandaid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents? grams (I just have one)
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)? I’m sorry?
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? gutters
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night?  lightnight bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage?  pop
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? subs
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Tennies
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes?  sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? Polish donuts for mardi gras, mmmmm
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? goosebumps
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share?  potluck

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                                      Blushing bee
                                      • Wedding: May 2013

                                      First, Where did you grow up?DC

                                      1. What do you keep yourself dry with when it rains? umbrella
                                      2. What is the wheeled container you put food in while you shop? shopping cart
                                      3. What is a toboggan?a sled
                                      4. What is the bug called that curls up when you touch it? a rollie-pollie
                                      5. What is the wheeled vehicle you push babies in? stroller
                                      6. What are the stick-on bandages you cover a small cut with? Bandaid
                                      7. What do you call your grandparents?  n/a
                                      8. If someone speaks too fast, what would you say in response (to get them to repeat what they said)?  Come again? Beg Pardon?
                                      9. What are the long, skinny metal collectors of rain water at the edge of a roof? gutter
                                      10. What are the summertime bugs that glow at night? lightning bugs
                                      11. What do you call a sweet, carbonated beverage? Soda or Coke ( for eveything)
                                      12. What is the term for drinks made out of milk and ice cream? milkshake
                                      13. What are the long sandwiches containing cold cuts, lettuce, and cheese? subs, unless its a fancier sort of sub
                                      14. What do you call the rubber-soled shoes you wear in gym class? Gym shoes
                                      15. What are the sugary colored toppings on ice cream sundaes? Sprinkles
                                      16. What is a paczki? Polish pastry (that is normally sold in spring)
                                      17. What are the little bumps called that show up on your skin when you feel cold? goosbumps or goosepimples
                                      18. What do you call a party where everyone brings a dish to share? Potluck

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