Thursday, July 23, 2009

Word!

All right, if you've ever ventured outside of your state, or to another country perhaps, you may have noticed how you can all be speaking English, and yet the words or meanings are different.

Let's take the carbonated beverage as an example. I grew up in Northern Indiana. We call it "pop". The waitress might ask what sort of pop you would like to drink. When I was in Tennessee, I noticed my one aunt used to always say "Soda pop". My friend from Massachusetts says "Coke" even if she is talking "Pepsi" or "Sprite". It really threw me off when she once said, "I am sooooo thirsty, I need a coke" and then she bought a root beer. And she would ask the waiter, "What kind of cokes do you guys have?" when she wanted to know what sort of carbonated beverage they had. When I went to school in Hawaii, and also living here in Utah, we say "soda".

That being said, Please leave a comment and tell me what words/phrases/variations you use for the following?

1) Bucket or Pail?

2) Soda, Pop, Soda Pop, or other?

3) Trash, Garbage, Rubbish or other?

4) For your midday meal do you call it Lunch or Dinner?

5) For your evening meal do you call it Dinner or Supper? Or maybe it's supper at home but dinner when you go out to eat?

6) Cellar or Basement?

7) Did you see her "spank" or "paddle" her kids?

8) Swimming Suit or Bathing Suit?

9) Night Gown, Night Dress, or Bed Gown?

10) PJ's , Pajamas, Jammies, Jammas?

11) That thing with wheels you put groceries in... Cart? Buggy? Carriage? Basket? or other?

12) those rubber-like sandal-type thingy's you wear to the beach... Flip Flops, Thongs, Slippers or something else?

13) Underpants, underwear, whiteys, whitey-tidies, BVD's, thongs, panties or something else?

14) Freeway, Parkway, Interstate, or other?

15) "Band-Aid" or adhesive bandage?

16) "Kool-Aid" or Sweetened Flavor drink mix?

17) Holiday, vacation, "mini-vay"

18) What about when you wanna ask someone how they have been lately?

Wuzzup/What's up?

How Goes it?

What Goes On?

or other...

Well, that is about all the excitement I can handle for one night. What else can you think of? Please add your responses on these and whatever you can remember... thanks!

19 comments:

springbubble said...

1) Bucket/Pail (balde)
2) Softdrinks in general which we mean soda (Pop is a name of one of the sodas here)
3) Trash/Garbage (basura)
4) Lunch (tanghalian)
5) Both, no difference (hapunan)
6) Basement
7) Spank
8) Both
9) Night Gown
10) Pj's/Pajamas
11) Cart
12) Flip-flops/Slippers (i thought thong is some kind of an underwear)
13) Oh here.. Underwear (in general. if we are specific about what underwear it is we say panties, bra, briefs, thongs..)
14) Freeway
15) Band-aid is a name of 0NE adhesive bandage.
16) Kool-Aid again is being specific. There are other drink mix available
17) holiday/vacation
18) How are you doing?/What's up... And oh, Las Pinas is like 3-4 hours drive from my province..5 hours by bus. :)

HiHoOhio said...

1) Bucket
2)Coke for them all
3) Trash
4) Lunch
5) Dinner
6) Cellar in my house, Basement in other peoples
7) spank, but I do not do it
8) Swimg Suit
9) Night Gown
10) PJ's or Pajamas
11) Cart
12) Flip Flops
13) whitey-tidies for men panties for girls
14) Highway
15) "Band-Aid"
16) "Kool-Aid"
17) vacation,
18) How are you?
and one more.....
19) Howdy, not hi or hello!

Cassie the Sassie Lassie said...

1-Bucket!
2-soda, or pop
3-Trash, Gar-BAUGE (bauzh)
4-Lunch
5-Dinner
6-Basement
7-Spank, but 'paddling' if they're in BIG trouble
8-Swimming suit
9-Nighttie
10-PJ's or jammies
11-Cart
12-Flip-flops
13-Unda-wear
14-Highway or freeway
15-Band-aid
16-Kool-aid, punch, whatever!
17-vacation, trip
18-what's up? how ya been?

okeydokeyifine said...

1) Bucket

2) Pop

3) Trash, Garbage

4) Lunch

5) Dinner or Supper

6) Basement

7) beat them

8) Bathing Suit

9) Night Gown

10) PJ's

11) Grocery cart

12) Flip Flops

13) Unders

14) Freeway

15) "Band-Aid"

16) "Kool-Aid"

17) vacation

18) How's trix?

BlueCastle said...

1. Bucket
2. Pop
3. Garbage
4. I call it lunch, the locals call it dinner.
5. I call it dinner, the locals call it supper.
6. Basement
7. Spank
8. Swimming Suit
9. Night gown.
10. Pajamas or Jammies
11. Cart.
12. Flip-flops (used to be thongs, but well, you know)
13. Underwear
14. Freeway, the locals call it the Interstate.
15. Band-aid
16. Kool-aid
17. Vacation
18. How are you?

I was raised in Washington state, but now live in SD where my hubby and I (he was raised in ND) occasionally argue about things like calling lunch dinner and calling dinner supper. It's ongoing. :)

Ronnica said...

1) Bucket

2) Pop! (actually I say "soda" more often than not, but that's just because I want to be understood, not because I like it!)

3) Trash (Though here in NC I think they say "garbage" because that's what all the kiddies at camp have been saying...that's news to me)

4) Lunch AND dinner - lunch to others, dinner to family!

5) Dinner AND Supper - dinner to others, supper to family!

6) Those are two different things where I come from. Cellar is just for storage kind of things and is accessed from the outside and a basement is for whatever and is accessed from inside.

7) Spank...unless it's with a paddle!

8) Swimming Suit...because you're swimming, not bathing!

9) Night Gown...though I don't wear them

10) PJ's , Pajamas, Jammies - whichever of these 3

11) Cart

12) Flip flops

13) Underwear - the word "panties" makes me cringe!

14) Freeway, highway, or interstate

15) Band-Aid

16) Kool-Aid

17) Holiday is a special day, vacation is a trip

18) How're ya doing? (at least that's how I say it, not necessarily how I'd spell it)

Holli and Billy said...

1. Bucket
2. Pop
3. Garbage
4. Lunch
5. Dinner - Supper is one of those words that is like nails on a chalkboard to me!!
6. Basement
7. Spank
8. Swimming suit
9. Night gown
10. Pajamas
11. Cart
12. Flip-flops
13. Underwear
14. Freeway
15. Band-aid
16. Kool-aid
17. Vacation
18. What's up

Debbi said...

1) Bucket
2)Pop
3) Garbage
4) lunch (although Will's family says dinner and it throws me way off!)
5) Because I call it dinner OR supper, this throws WILL's family off! lol
6) basement. Cellars are usually accessed from the outside and not 'finished', IMO.
7) spank the kids with a paddle. A paddle is a noun, not a verb.
8)Both. Depends on my mood. USUALLY it's Swimsuit.
9) Nightie
10)PJs, Jammies
11) cart
12) flipflops
13)undies/underwear for my boys, pannies/panties for the girls, G's for me and Will/ all endowed.
14) highway
15)Bandaid
16)koolaid
17) I have a holiday off of work, so I'm leaving on a vacation. Vacation to me involves travel. Holiday is just a day without work.
18) Toooo many answers to this one. What's up? How YOU doin? (Joey from friends), How's it goin?... how are ya?
19) I sit on a couch. Not a sofa or chesterfield.
20) I change diapers, not nappies.
21) my kids sucked on a soother. not a pacifier, Nuk, binkie, etc.
22) outhouse, not a latrine or loo
23) I find an ATM, not a cash machine
24) people fart. Sometimes, kids fluff/toot. But I know people who use the 'pass gas', detraf (farted backwords), pluff, boop, etc...
25) burp. Not belch.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Oh my this is gonna be long, but what a fun thing to do, so here we go......
1) Bucket
2) Burner - long story
3) Gunk
4) Linner
5) Dinner It is called a date with The Man when we go out.
6) Basement?
7) Whack
8) Swim Suit
9) Night Gown
10) PJ's & Jammies
11) Buggy
12) Flip Flops but in my day they were Thongs
13) Underwear or unmentionables
14) Expressway
15) "Band-Aid"
16) Punch
17) vacation
18) how are you - I know boring!

Ruthykins said...

1. bucket, unless it's for the beach, then it's a pail.
2. soda. grew up calling it pop, but changed to soda when i moved to the west.
3. trash or garbage. i use both words and my kids understand both
4. lunch
5. dinner. grew up saying supper, but changed after moving to the west
6. basement
7. spank or paddle
8. usually i say swim suit or swimming suit
9. nightgown
10. jammies or pyjamas
11. cart or basket
12. flip flops
13. underpants for boys, panties for girls, underwear for me
14. highway
15. bandaid
16. koolaid
17. vacation
18. how's it goin'?

S Club Mama said...

1. Bucket
2. Pop
3. Trash (or yucky in my house ha)
4. lunch but my husband calls it dinner (difference between town and country)
5. either but Big A calls it supper
6. basement unless it's outside unconnected to the house, then it's a cellar
7. spank
8. swim suit
9. night gown
10. PJs, Pajamas, or Jammies
11. cart
12. flip flops
13. panties or underwear
14. interstate
15. band-aid
16. Kool-Aid (made in my great state of Nebraska!)
17. vacation
18. how's it going?

This is Nebraska slang, btw

Betty said...

Bucket
Pop
Garbage
lunch
I go out to dinner and have supper at home
basement
spank the kids
I have a bathing suit
Night gown
underwear
highway
band aid
juice
vacation
how are you doing?

What about you? No fair just asking us... :)

RhondaLue said...

1. Bucke

2) Soda

3) Garbage

4. Lunch (some people call lunch dinner??)

5) use to call it Supper as a kid but now call it dinner (i'm classier now,lol!)

6) Basement (wish I had one though)

7) Spank (or WOOP if I'm mad)

8) swimsuit

9) Night Gown (but my mom calls it a "house dress" so she feels justified wearing it all day at home)

10) PJ's , Pajamas, Jammies, Jammas? All of the above! Depends on my mood!

11) That thing with wheels you put groceries in... Cart or Basket

12) those rubber-like sandal-type thingy's you wear to the beach... Flip Flops or "John Kerry's" (political family joke back when kerry was running for office and flip flopped on every issue depending on the weather, time of day, time of year,etc. My 3 yr old was at school and he told his teacher his John Kerry kept falling off. LOL!

13) underwear or UNDIES! G's if your mormon

14) Freeway

15) "Band-Aid"

16) "Kool-Aid"

17) Holiday

18) What about when you wanna ask someone how they have been lately?

What's up? or whatcha up to?
or
How YOU doin'?

RhondaLue said...

p.s. that was fun.

but I'm still confused. People REALLY do call lunch dinner? where do these people live? I don't venture far from Az so...WHO KNEW?!

EmmaP said...

ok.. Here is what I say:

1)Bucket
2)Soda. I grew up saying "pop", but when I moved to Hawaii, it was "soda"
3)I grew up with Gar-Bahjz... hehehe. in Hawaii we said "rubbish". Now I say Trash or garbage. Mostly Trash... I think.
4)I always said lunch, but grandma and the other "country folk" said "dinner".
5)I say dinner, though I grew up saying supper. When I hear someone here in UT say "supper", it reminds me of my parents.
6) basement
7) spank. i don't know why, but I hate the word "paddle", unless referring to an object.
8) swim suit.
9)night gown or nightie
10)i grew up saying "pj's" but now I say "jammies".
11)i have always said cart. though in hawaii a lot of people said "buggy". but where i grew up a buggy is what the amish drive.
12)when i was little we calledn them "thongs". when i lived in hawaii we called them slippers. i have been calling them slippers for over 15 years. but now i am starting to call them flip flops, since that is what all of my kids and friends call them.
13) underpants when my boys were little. now i just say underwear.
14) freeway
15)band-aid, even if it's "curad" brand
16)i say kool-aid for any brand flavored drink mix
17)vacation
18)i always say, "hi. how's it goin?"

some more:
19)I always said "pacifier", never "binky".

20)I hated that my mom said "bottom" and "butt" just sounds too crude. So i say "bum" or "bum-bum" for the little kids.

21) My mom "sweeps" her rug with a vacuum while I vacuum it.

22) I "babysit" kids while everyone here in Utah says, "tend kids". that is still a weird one for me.

23) i sat "parents" while my parents say "folks". whn I hear "folks", however, it reminds me of my parents... tee hee.

Megan said...

Hahaha!! That's so funny. My friend from Texas also calls "pop" "coke". When she moved her (for like 6 months) I told her that if she wanted something other than a coke, she was going to have to specify or else she was going to get a coke. LOL

1) Bucket or Pail? Both? Just depends on what it looks like I guess. LOL

2) Soda, Pop, Soda Pop, or other? Pop

3) Trash, Garbage, Rubbish or other? Garbage

4) For your midday meal do you call it Lunch or Dinner? Lunch

5) For your evening meal do you call it Dinner or Supper? Or maybe it's supper at home but dinner when you go out to eat? Dinner always

6) Cellar or Basement? Basement

7) Did you see her "spank" or "paddle" her kids? Spank

8) Swimming Suit or Bathing Suit? Both, but mostly swimming.

9) Night Gown, Night Dress, or Bed Gown? night gown.

10) PJ's , Pajamas, Jammies, Jammas? PJ's / Pajamas

11) That thing with wheels you put groceries in... Cart? Buggy? Carriage? Basket? or other? Cart

12) those rubber-like sandal-type thingy's you wear to the beach... Flip Flops, Thongs, Slippers or something else? Flip Flops

13) Underpants, underwear, whiteys, whitey-tidies, BVD's, thongs, panties or something else? Underwear / thongs

14) Freeway, Parkway, Interstate, or other? Freeway

15) "Band-Aid" or adhesive bandage? Band-Aid

16) "Kool-Aid" or Sweetened Flavor drink mix? Kool-Aid

17) Holiday, vacation, "mini-vay"? Vacation

18) What about when you wanna ask someone how they have been lately?

Wuzzup/What's up? Yup

How Goes it? Yup

What Goes On? Nope

Yaya said...

Bucket
Soda
Garbage
Lunch

And that's all I know cuz you need to change your comments to a pop up window so I can look at your post and comment at the same time!!!!!

apleasantplace said...

I was born and raised in the South by one Yankee and one Canadian. My venacular is peppered, even at my age, with thing that are not proper to say here...like your "pop" which is what I say while all the other Southerners will say "soda" or the even more popular "coke" (little "c" not the big C for Coke-a-cola).

I also say "you betcha"

1) Bucket

2) Pop

3) Garbage is for indoor things...trash is for things that are blown in off the road and into the grass.

4) Lunch...seriously? Do people really call lunch "dinner"?

5) Supper is the evening meal for non-special meals. Dinner is used for special evening meals or holiday lunches (like Thanksgiving Dinner). Going out to eat is called going out to eat, LOL.

6) Basement

7) I say spank...but my mother and her Canadian self always used the word paddle. I haven't thought of that for years!

8) Bathing Suit. My family says Swim suit...that must be a northern thing that I didn't pick up?

9) Night Gown

10) PJ's and/or Jammies. I only used the word Pajamas when it was a direct order to get ready for bed that needed repeating.

11) Grocery Cart

12) Flip Flops...this one made me laugh

13) underwear

14) Interstate or Highway

15) "Band-Aid"

16) "Kool-Aid" LOL...it's also called "Grape Drink" here in the poor white-ghetto-south.

17) Vacation

18) How have you been?

lilianril said...

1 bucket
2 I grew up saying pop (which my CA cousins thought was weird) but now I say soda
3 usually garbage, sometimes trash
4 lunch
5 dinner
6 basement
7 spank
8 swim suit or swimming suit
9 nightgown
10 pjs, pajamas, jammies
11 shopping cart
12 flip flops (hubby still calls them thongs)
13 undies or underwear for boys, panties for girls
14 freeway
15 band-aid
16 kool-aid
17 vacation
18 what's up? Or how's it going?