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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #255 on: October 14, 2012, 10:34:51 PM »
We do "Bottle shop"  for liquor store.

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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #256 on: October 15, 2012, 06:22:48 PM »


Here we sometimes call it a "bottle'o"
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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #257 on: October 17, 2012, 02:43:40 PM »
central jersey here.

The one thing I get picked on is that drawer & draw are pronounced the same way to me.

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« Reply #258 on: October 17, 2012, 04:44:22 PM »
That's similar to the Bostonian accent.  The standard joke is 'Pahk the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd'.

Bostonians also tend to insert the dropped 'r's into places where they didn't quite belong.

My mother adored the Kennedy family but their ways of speaking drove her to distraction.  She could not  stand it when JFK talked about 'Cuber' or 'Chiner'. 

In her view it sounded 'uneducated' and these were highly educated people. 


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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #259 on: October 17, 2012, 05:01:05 PM »
Hence the pirate jokes:

What's a pirate's favorite letter?   Arrrrrrr!

What's a pirate from Boston say?   Ahhhhhh!

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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #260 on: October 17, 2012, 05:03:40 PM »
central jersey here.

The one thing I get picked on is that drawer & draw are pronounced the same way to me.

Well, I'm from Australia and draw and drawer ARE pronounced the same way, so there  :D
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« Reply #261 on: October 17, 2012, 05:11:56 PM »
central jersey here.

The one thing I get picked on is that drawer & draw are pronounced the same way to me.

Well, I'm from Australia and draw and drawer ARE pronounced the same way, so there  :D

Same here, and I'm from the Appalachian South of the United States.
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« Reply #262 on: October 17, 2012, 05:29:16 PM »
The drawer/draw reminded me of a discussion I had with a friend. 

In my childhoold bedroom, I had a bed, a night stand, a dressing table, a dresser, and a chest of drawers.  She had never heard of a piece of furniture being called a chest of drawers.  When I described it to her, she said she would call it a dresser or a highboy if the room already had a dresser. 

To me:
A dressing table has a place to sit in front of a mirror and has a few drawers for storing things like makeup and hair products.
A dresser is around 3-4 ft tall and has several vertical drawers.  A double dresser has two sets side by side.
A chest of drawers is around 5 ft tall and has multiple verticle drawers stacked above each other.
A highboy is like a chest of drawers but has legs and is more intricate.

I now have a mule chest in my bedroom which is like a double dresser but taller. 


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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2012, 06:01:09 PM »
I'm from northwestern PA, where we pronounce things strangely anyway.  The first one (draw) is with an "awe" sound.  The other (drawer) is with an "oor" sound like in door...it is pretty much pronounced droor to me.

ETA:  The "awe" sound is as in ma, pa, saw, caw, haw, law, et cetera.
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« Reply #264 on: October 17, 2012, 06:51:28 PM »
The drawer/draw reminded me of a discussion I had with a friend. 

In my childhoold bedroom, I had a bed, a night stand, a dressing table, a dresser, and a chest of drawers.  She had never heard of a piece of furniture being called a chest of drawers.  When I described it to her, she said she would call it a dresser or a highboy if the room already had a dresser. 

To me:
A dressing table has a place to sit in front of a mirror and has a few drawers for storing things like makeup and hair products.
A dresser is around 3-4 ft tall and has several vertical drawers.  A double dresser has two sets side by side.
A chest of drawers is around 5 ft tall and has multiple verticle drawers stacked above each other.
A highboy is like a chest of drawers but has legs and is more intricate.

I now have a mule chest in my bedroom which is like a double dresser but taller. 

Agreed, a dressing table has a mirror.

A dresser is as you desribe, also known as a lowboy.

A chest of drawers is also as you describe, also known as a tallboy.

Highboy isn't used, but I wouldn't distinguishe between feet v non-feet in any event.

I'm from northwestern PA, where we pronounce things strangely anyway.  The first one (draw) is with an "awe" sound.  The other (drawer) is with an "oor" sound like in door...it is pretty much pronounced droor to me.

Draw and door have the same sound in Oz.  Except one has an 'r' after the 'd', obviously.

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« Reply #265 on: October 17, 2012, 08:35:12 PM »
What we called the "feeder" in Houston is called an "access road" or "frontage road" elsewhere -- the road that goes along the side of a highway for on-and-off access.

That is so confusing. We were in Houston for a wedding and the driving instructions to get to the rehearsal dinner said "Take Feeder Road." DH and I keep looking for a road named "Feeder." We flipped a witch about four times before I said "Maybe 'Feeder' means 'frontage.'"
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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #266 on: October 17, 2012, 08:55:18 PM »

Draw and door have the same sound in Oz.  Except one has an 'r' after the 'd', obviously.

Really? Cause I'm an Aussie and door and draw are 2 differently pronounced words to me.

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« Reply #267 on: October 17, 2012, 10:34:45 PM »

Draw and door have the same sound in Oz.  Except one has an 'r' after the 'd', obviously.

Really? Cause I'm an Aussie and door and draw are 2 differently pronounced words to me.

Regional thing, I guess.  I'm in Sydney.  if there's any different its so slight as to be indescernable.

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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #268 on: October 18, 2012, 04:32:35 AM »

Draw and door have the same sound in Oz.  Except one has an 'r' after the 'd', obviously.

Really? Cause I'm an Aussie and door and draw are 2 differently pronounced words to me.


I'm in Melbourne. Door and draw rhyme.
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Re: Regional sayings
« Reply #269 on: October 18, 2012, 10:30:55 AM »
To me:
A dressing table has a place to sit in front of a mirror and has a few drawers for storing things like makeup and hair products.
A dresser is around 3-4 ft tall and has several vertical drawers.  A double dresser has two sets side by side.
A chest of drawers is around 5 ft tall and has multiple verticle drawers stacked above each other.
A highboy is like a chest of drawers but has legs and is more intricate.

I now have a mule chest in my bedroom which is like a double dresser but taller.

Pod to the dressing table. But as a kid, all the rest, we would have called "bureaus." Later, in my teens, we started to say "dresser," but again, dresser would have applied to everything you list. Tall dressers and short dressers.
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