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July 11th, 2007, 08:45 PM
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Ok, I'm bored and thought this might be kind of an interesting subject...

I've lived in the North (Illinois) and now the South (Georgia) and it's amazing to see the many differences in language and reference. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. In Illinois we call the thing you push around at the grocery store a Shopping Cart where down here in the south they call it a Shopping Buggy. Now, I refuse to call it that because that is just ridiculous to me! I thought it would be kind of neat to see what other differences there are. Here's a few more...

In the North it's Pop, in the South it's Soda or A Coke
In the North it's a Semi Truck, in the South it's a Transfer Truck
In the North it was the City of Dekalb, in the South it's the City of Dekalb (pronounced De-cab, silent L)


This one is kind of personal... My Daughters name is Dahlia - Pronounced Doll-E-yuh. Now, most of the people in the south pronounce it correctly but a lot of people up north call her DOLL-ya. There is a sylable <sp?>missing!

Anyway, maybe I'm just crazy but I thought it was kind of an intersting subject.
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July 12th, 2007, 01:05 AM
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Well it's a large country. But that would be very anoying about your dd's name. Sorry to say i have been way way misprouncing it in my head! I thought it was pronounced like the flower.

Shopping Cart/Shopping Buggy = shopping trolly
Pop/Soda = soft drink
Coke = A Coke only.
Semi Truck/Transfer Truck = I am not sure, maybe thats what we call a Semi-Trailor

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July 12th, 2007, 05:59 AM
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I pronounce the flower like Doll-e-yuh lol
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July 12th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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Some people pronounce Dahlia with a DAL sound instead of a DOLL sound. That's not as big of a deal as the two sylable vs. three. It doesn't bother us. It's just funny...

Oh, and Jo... because I watch Take Home Chef occasionally I knew that you Aussies call shopping carts a trolly because the guy on the show is Australian. I laughed the first time I heard it. Sounds better than buggy!!
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July 12th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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It is so funny to hear the differences in the way people from different parts of the country talk.

For me:
shopping cart/buggy: I call it a basket (most around here say buggy though...drives me crazy)
soda: coke or by it's actual name--Coke, Dr. Pepper, etc. (dh says "sody pop" )
semi truck: we either call it a Diesel or an 18-wheeler (at least I assume that's what you're talking about)

There's a funny quiz based on this topic. The Yankee or Dixie Quiz
This is what my "score" said:
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83% (Dixie). Did you have any Confederate ancestors?[/b]
Oh, and I've been pronouncing your dd's name "dal-ee-yuh".
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July 12th, 2007, 09:34 AM
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My result is 73% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score! I grew up in MD and now live in northern VA (an hour north of where I grew up even though VA is south of MD). South of the Mason-Dixon line.
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July 12th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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I pronounce the flower like Doll-e-yuh lol[/b]
Wow really, that is nothing, absolutely nothing like how I pronounce it. Lol if I came over there then and asked to see your "Day-lea-u" (u as in up) flowers know one would know what the heck I was talking about!

Sorry kanga but my accent would massacre your daughters name not just mispronounce it. Do I get a 'get out of jail free card' for being an Aussie?
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July 12th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Well I am all messed up..born and raised up north..live edin TX for awhile and my best friend ( Alison of FBB) is from TN.. so I call
a water fountain a bubbler
normal people here call the shopping carts or shopping wagons.. I call it a buggy

as for names.. well my kids names get killed.. BUT I was pronouncing dahlia's right..lol
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July 12th, 2007, 04:21 PM
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See told ya I was weird.. I am 40% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.
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