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?
How Goes it?
What Goes On?
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!