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  • #595712
    TheGoq
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    Where i grew up we called it pop not soda

    #881079
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Where i grew up we called it pop not soda

    Where I grew up, we called Pop Soda.

    “Soda,” I would say, “can I have twenty bucks and borrow the car, please?” 🙂

    The Wolf

    #881080
    TheGoq
    Participant

    lol wolf very cute

    #881081
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    I still say pop.

    Wolf- But I also say dad

    #881082
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Wolf- But I also say dad

    It was a joke. I never called my father “Pop” either. It was always “Dad.”

    The Wolf

    #881083

    We say totty. “Pop” wouldn’t go over very well in my house.

    #881084
    aries2756
    Participant

    Couch or sofa?

    Dinner or Supper?

    #881085
    BasYisroel94
    Participant

    – I say Tomayto, you say Tomaato; I say Potayto, you say Potaato? 😛

    – Runners/ Sneakers

    – Ketchup/ Tomato sauce

    – Rubber/ Eraser

    – Blackboard/ Chalkboard

    Can’t think of anymore at the mo, but I’ll be back! 🙂

    #881086

    Regional Quirks

    When I grew up we called it pop not soda

    Everyone in my family says supper but my wife says only older people are supposed to say that.

    #881087
    Ettie
    Member

    I say tomato, my husband on the other hand says “tomato”.

    #881088
    always here
    Participant

    soda, couch, supper

    #881089
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    tomato or tomato?

    #881090
    guy-ocho
    Member

    BasYisroel94: there is a physical difference between ketchup and tomato sauce.

    Another point: nowadays they use white boards.

    UK/USA:

    Dustbin lorry/ garbage truck

    clever/smart

    boot/trunk

    windscreen/windshield

    jumper/sweater

    smart/handsome

    #881091
    guy-ocho
    Member

    BasYisroel94: there is a physical difference between ketchup and tomato sauce.

    Another point: nowadays they use white boards.

    UK/USA:

    Dustbin lorry/ garbage truck

    clever/smart

    boot/trunk

    windscreen/windshield

    jumper/sweater

    smart/handsome

    #881092
    mamashtakah
    Member

    Ketchup and tomato sauce are two different things. If you called ketchup “tomato sauce,” then what did you call real tomato sauce?

    #881093
    always here
    Participant

    it’s ketchup vs. catsup

    #881094
    guy-ocho
    Member

    always here: seems like someone here knows what they are saying.

    btw. I say ketchup

    #881095
    Avram in MD
    Participant

    If you are from the Northeast:

    You don’t stay WITH your parents, you stay BY your parents.

    You don’t stand IN line, you stand ON line.

    You don’t visit “Floor”ida and drink orange juice, you visit “Flahrida” and drink “ahringe” juice.

    If you are from the deep South:

    You don’t get ready to have supper, you’re fixin’ to have supper.

    You might-could go to the park in an hour…

    #881096
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I say Tomayto, you say Tomaato; I say Potayto, you say Potaato?

    Let’s call the whole thing off. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #881098
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Mods,

    A linguistic map of the US is so bad that it can’t be linked to?

    The Wolf

    #881099
    always here
    Participant

    I always found this Chicago-ism to be cute: ‘do you want to go with?’ as opposed to:’ do you want to go with me/us?’ 🙂

    #881100

    Avram in MD:

    I never realized it but those first two are so true.

    #881101
    always here
    Participant

    caffee vs. cawfee.

    also- people from Oregon pronounce it Ore-gon, others Are-a-gon.

    #881102
    deiyezooger
    Member

    back to the first question,we say soda, yes we drink soda alot.

    #881103
    phillybubby
    Participant

    Here they say “taffy” instead of “lollipop”.

    #881104
    hanib
    Participant

    wow! always here – i never knew that that was a chicago thing – but you’re right – the people i know who say it are from chicago!

    #881105
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    In Israel SODA means seltzer.

    #881106
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    Why in England do they say “…was taken to hospital” as opposed to the way WE say it “…taken to THE hospital”?

    Or, on the other hand, why do WE say it the way WE do???

    #881107
    Shrek
    Member

    Canadians go to the washroom, never the bathroom. Eh?

    #881108
    hanib
    Participant

    other chicago: chicawgo, instead of chicogo

    also, way they say roof, orange, pajamas, and gas

    #881109
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    “If you are from the Northeast:

    You don’t stay WITH your parents, you stay BY your parents.

    You don’t stand IN line, you stand ON line.”

    Those are New York/Twisted Yiddish things, not Northeast things.

    “You don’t visit “Floor”ida and drink orange juice, you visit “Flahrida” and drink “ahringe” juice.”

    That’s New York/New Jersey.

    A water fountain is a bubblah (bubbler) in New England.

    #881110

    personally i think e/o is jealous of chicago accents!

    and in my house, some say soda, some say pop and to make sholom i say sodapop (some times, not usually) 😉

    “Fluoride”ah is another one i’ve heard, but that might just be a joke

    :0)

    #881111
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Bumpa Bumpa

    #881112
    BTGuy
    Participant

    Where I grew up we “read a book” called The Outsiders with a guy named Soda Pop. “It even says so on his birth certificate.” ~ Pony Boy Curtis… lol

    #881113
    yaff80
    Participant

    UK/USA

    Trousers/Pants

    Pants/underwear

    mobile/cellphone

    text/sms

    teacher/morah

    taxi/cab

    hire a car/ rent a car

    shop/store

    #881114
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    BTGuy – good book!

    #881115
    yentingyenta
    Participant

    i eat cherries and sit on a chair chair

    my relatives and friends from chicago eat cheeries and sit on a cheer

    #881116
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    …a “chair chair”? Where are you from? 😉

    #881117
    yentingyenta
    Participant

    oops 🙂

    #881118
    haifagirl
    Participant

    Why in England do they say “…was taken to hospital” as opposed to the way WE say it “…taken to THE hospital”?

    In England, you go to school, you go to prison, you go to hospital.

    In the U.S. you go to school, you go to prison, you go to THE hospital.

    Or, on the other hand, why do WE say it the way WE do???

    That’s an excellent question.

    #881119
    bygirl93
    Member

    in Brooklyn they say pump. everyone else says hydrant………

    #881120

    Ah wawk end ah tawk end ah live in Nee Yawk.

    #881121
    kapusta
    Participant

    I never even heard it referred to as a hydrant until a few years ago…

    Lol, moski

    *kapusta*

    #881122
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    Whatever chicagoans say is the real way. The rest of you have the accents and funny words.

    #881123
    kapusta
    Participant

    The rest of you have the accents and funny words.

    Agreed. ?

    *kapusta*

    #881124
    haifagirl
    Participant

    Whatever chicagoans say is the real way. The rest of you have the accents and funny words.

    Absolutely!

    #881125

    Ah like tuh post on the yeshivaworld cawfee room

    #881126
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Hello Kapusta! great to see your still here!

    #881127
    kapusta
    Participant

    Thank you, Goq! I’m still here just mostly lurking…

    *kapusta*

    #881128
    Be Happy
    Participant

    UK/USA

    dummy pacifier

    nappies diapers

    dustbin garbage can

    waistcoat vest

    trousers pants

    lemonade soda

    handbag pocketbook

    clips bobby pin

    saucepans pots

    biscuits cookies

    I am English and lived in N.Y for 4 years. It was very frustrating to go shopping till I learnt the correct vocab….

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