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weird regional words...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Vcomb, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:A bubbler? Where did you grow up?
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    In S. New Mexico a water tank is a hole in the ground that water is caught in when it rains and the cattle drink out of it.

    Also to "tank" something is to fail it.
     
  3. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with all this talk of tanks and ponds - any of you gone "tanking" ?
     
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    How about nuc? My family always called it a pacifier.
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    "spendy" as in expensive.
    You want to make sure you don't wear anything spendy when tending chickens.

    I don't like that term, but it's popular here.
     
  6. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Quote:By "swoll," I bet she meant "swollen." I have heard both of these words used in Southern Alabama.

    "Wonky" makes me think of the word "catawampus." That's another word you won't hear every day! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2009
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The first time I heard the term "wonky" was watching the tv show Charmed. The character, Page, replaced Prue, and she used that term a lot. Next thing I knew I kept hearing it and it drove me nuts!
     
  8. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Ha ha we say kittywampas (spelled like it's said) all the time!

    As in - "Wow! Your deck is kittywampas - you better fix that."
     
  9. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    smorgasbord - like a buffet, lots of food.
     
  10. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    potluck - party where each person brings a dish (probably a hotdish).
     

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