Word usage - Pet peeves

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  1. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Born and bred yankee here. I use "y'all" all the time. The one that drives me crazy around here is "yous". Example: "Yous guys ready to order sumthin?".
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Eddie can u tell me any more Yankee phrases?

    I like to hear phrases & sayings from other areas :)
     
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    "That was wicked awesome!" Wicked anything really lol
     
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    There isn't anything that I can really point to. Most of the regional stuff here is pronunciation.

    The little stream rolling through the woods is pronounced "crick", you have a "far head" (not a forehead), you eat a samwich (no sand, I guess), you drink wooder (hopefully there are no splinters in the water), etc.
     
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    The real joke is that the guy who really made that phrase famous (or infamous) and made people associate it with the south is from . . .

    Nebraska.
     
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    The most cringe worthy use of words and grammar I've seen are the signs at some of the parks in town that say "No dog defecation".
     
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    No sh1t!
     
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    I should invite a bunch of people in town to show up near the signs with their dogs in diapers. :p
     

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