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I Don’t Talk Funny!

Written By: Gary on July 31, 2006 5 Comments

(Pick the word that is familiar to you or add one of your own)
1. Soda, Soft Drink, Soda Pop or Tonic – Soda
2. Hoagie, Sub, Po Boy, Grinder – Sub
3. Goobers or Peanuts – Peanuts (Goobers are chocolate covered peanuts around here)
4. Candlepin or Ten-Pin bowling – Just Bowling
5. Dungarees or Blue Jeans – Blue Jeans (or just Jeans)


6. Shopping Carriage, Shopping Cart, Buggy – (Shopping) Cart
7. Frappe or Milkshake – (Milk)Shake
8. Jimmies or Sprinkles – Sprinkles
9. Hot Dog or Frankfurter – Hot Dog
10. Relative or Kin – Relative
11. Soda Crackers or Saltines – Saltines
12. Rubbish, Trash or Garbage. – Garbage (sometimes trash)
13. Rotary or Traffic Circle – Traffic Circle (but we don’t really have them here so people don’t call them anything)
14. Barbeque, Grill Out or Cookout – Barbeque/Grill
15. Funnel Cake or Fried Dough – Funnel Cake (Elephant Ears are the same, right?)
16. Flapjacks, pancakes, or griddlecakes – Pancakes
17. Bedroom Suite or Bedroom Suit – Bedroom Suite
18. Bundles, Sacks or Bags (of Groceries) – Bag
19. Front Entrance or Front Stoop – Front Door (Porch)
20. Frying Pan or Skillet – Frying Pan

From Miss. Elaine.

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5 Responses to “I Don’t Talk Funny!”

  1. Dave2 says on: 31 July 2006 at 8:14 pm

    I was going to steal this meme, but all my answers are EXACTLY like yours, save one… I call it a “rotary” instead of a “turning circle” because we don’t have them here and the first time I used one was in Massachusetts (where I was told it was a rotary, and it stuck).

    This is kind of odd, because I thought different parts of the country had different names for this stuff… but Michigan and Washington must be “sister states” or something??

  2. kazza says on: 1 August 2006 at 3:56 am

    We call them roundabouts. Sometimes they are annoying, especially the little ones, but mostly they’re good and mean you don’t have to stop at a traffic light or stop sign (americans really haven’t gotten the idea of give way signs either – it’s stop signs everywhere which is even more annoying).

    “If in doubt, roundabout” :)

  3. Black Belt Mama says on: 1 August 2006 at 5:15 pm

    You’re a soda man! My husband calls it “pop” and it drives me nuts. It used to be called “soda pop”. You don’t walk around calling someone by their last night right? So why would you call it pop and not soda? That’s what I always ask him. I’m slowly but surely breaking him down. ;-)

    Thanks for the nice comment re: my daughter. You’re too sweet!

  4. Black Belt Mama says on: 1 August 2006 at 9:04 pm

    I meant “last name”. That makes no sense without last name. Duh.

  5. ms. sizzle says on: 2 August 2006 at 2:19 pm

    who says flapjacks?

    ;) sizz

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