Regional phrases  

complexlysimple 34M
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6/24/2006 3:00 pm

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Regional phrases

I just came from Do you really care?'s reminded me of the phrases/terminology that just seem to pop in different regions ...

I hadn't realized 'whigga' or 'whigger' were that widely spread....

Anyway other odd phrases seem to be regional -at least as far as I know:

'sucks big floppy donkey dick' - heard at college in Missouri

'off like a prom dress' - a few cousins use that one regularly along with the reply 'try not to tear it'

'whatever floats your boat' - I've only heard it here in Minnesota

'blue bleeder' St. Louis, MO area term for the Blues hockey team fans

'taters' - a friends term for *Y* ...he's the only one I've ever heard use that

'peniscilan injector' - a cousins term for his \8 ...again never heard anywhere else

....hmmm I know I've heard more than that other than the obvious pop/soda/coke divide...

So does anyone else have one to add? If not which is it for you a pop, soda, or coke?

libgemOH 56M/52F

6/24/2006 4:01 pm

I've heard "whatever floats your boat" here in Ohio constantly!! My favorite is "quit pissin in my wheaties(or Cheerios etc)!!" -B

complexlysimple replies on 6/25/2006 5:30 am:
I think I've heard that one here too ...though only once or twice.

8321 posts
6/24/2006 5:29 pm

I guess I haven't been paying attention to the slang people use in this area.

Phoenix is such a diverse city, it really depends on what area you are in. It goes from conservative mormon areas to innercity to the suburbs....

"Wigga" is common everywhere there are white people listening to Eminem thinking they are black. That's everywhere, not regional at all.


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complexlysimple replies on 6/25/2006 5:28 am:
Guess I need to listen to more Eminem then. Although I have noticed even in a region the slang seems to change you noted with Pheonix.

BaronessK 52F

6/25/2006 3:55 am

Nope, the float your boat {and dozens upon dozens of variations} are everywhere; like whatever cranks your tractor, lights your candle, slays your dragon. I would do the list I have, but I don't want to flood your blog {for a change }. I swear there is a song with a bunch of the variations, but I can't seem to find it. As for the soda/pop/coke thing...I always state exactly what I want, in what exact way {and I don't drink sugared drinks, especially not Coke! } I know my friend from IN always says 'pop' {and through the years it has meant different ones}. If I wanted a sugar-free Pepsi, for example, though...I would say Diet Pepsi.

complexlysimple replies on 6/25/2006 5:40 am:
Can't say I've heard 'whatever your cranks tractor' before ...but I have heard coke being used to describe all sugary carbonated beverages ... bet the makers of Pepsi just love hearing their product referred to as a variety of coke

cookiequeen1000 53F

6/25/2006 7:06 am

The wigga escapes me...never heard that one before, but have heard the pop/soda one everywhere, along with the float your boat, cranks your tractor, trips your trigger, etc.

The midwest is big on ending sentences with prepositions...where's that at? whats ya doing that for? etc.

OK has a "he/she went down like a flat tire"....implies how easy they are....sometime prefaced with "I hear/head." Its a new one I just heard about.

this is fun. Can't think of any more right now, but I'm sure there's a bunch more.

complexlysimple replies on 6/28/2006 7:52 pm:
like a flat tire - huh? that could get interesting ..blowing stuff everywhere?

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