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Words and Sayings Unique to Your Country/Culture

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i just used one of the words unique to the north american sunbelt. "ya'll" is a contraction of "you all."
I have to share...Use it all the time in Kentucky (and they make fun of us in OH, even though they darn well know what we mean! LOL)


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I used to live down the highway from there. It used to say "Florence Mall" but then the funding fell through and the mall was never actually built, so they painted over the word "mall."
Actually, the mall was built. The "Florence Mall" tower, though, faced legal issues because it hadn't been built *yet* - it wasn't done until about two years later. I like it as it reads now; it's sooo Kentucky (and I live about two minutes from it)!

The mall is a sprawling monstrosity that is probably half-empty now, going the way of most malls in this country.
my parents say "colder than a witches tits"
My husband says that... and it's never made sense to me either! 😆
We also say 'No shit sherlock' here in Aus.

Today, in Australia it's an unofficial day called 'Gravy Day' by some, because of an Australian artist called Paul Kelly who wrote an also unofficial Christmas song called 'How to Make Gravy'..... So, Happy Gravy Day!
Witches were thought to be cadavers like vampires hence, cool. I don’t think they meant “Wiccans” when that saying became popular and they were probably referring to an older and perhaps outdated model. Of a witch that is.

We have a lot of sayings here in the northeast. I’m older though, and tend more towards the ones we remember that have now faded out like the Boston accent in our children . I saw a YouTube on the difference in the presenters opinion between American and British English and I thought they made the case for us in the north east sounding more like the British .

We called soda or pop “tonic” when I was a kid, no one here ever said pop, and a long sandwich was a “sub” or submarine sandwich. You went to the sub shop for those and pizza. I was surprised to hear the other names people had for them in other parts of the country. Grinders and hoagies .
We have Party Stores where I'm from.

We say "Bitches" after everything. "It's Friday, Bitches". "You're late, Bitches". "I love you, Bitches". Why? I don't know.

We drink pop, eat Coneys, and play Euchre or Rummy.

Michigan is shaped like a mitten so if someone ever asks where something is or where we live... we just point to it on our hand. ✋

We vacation 'Up North' or in the 'U.P.' (Upper Peninsula) and the 'Thumb'.

The people that live in the U.P. are called Yoopers.They have a heavy Scandinavian accent called Yoopanese. Yah! (never knew it had an name until today 😆)

Cold as a witche's tits.

"I got you" = I'll pay, help, carry, lift, move...

Da fuk? = What the fuk?

Dumb as a box of rocks.

I always liked "go f#ck yourself". Straight and to the point.

I still say things from when I was a teenager...
Bogue = you did something mean or let someone down.
kick ass=awesome
Get to steppin= leave/get out of here.

I was joking around with one of the kids (25 years old) I worked with one day. I told him to "chill out man" and he said "Luckilee, we don't want to hear your hippie lingo". LMAO.

Kick-ass thread! 😊
so many American sayings associated with our sports and firearms. You can be rounding third and loaded for bear and we pretty much all know what that means here but I doubt it gets much traction anywhere past the waters edge (overseas). Running an end around and taking deliberate aim, or just putting the ball in play and throwing up a pot shot, there are so many it defies cataloging. Who here knows "a flash in the pan" (someone who grows up way fast and burns out at an early age or a project that gets started with vigor but dwindles to a stop quickly) was a firearms term? It originally described the act of putting powder near the touch hole of a rifle so the flint sparks could set it off when the trigger was pulled and finding in a severe way that there was still an unseen ember that set the whole thing off way too early, and wasted the shot.
shoot straight and keep your powder dry, watch out for the curve but swing for the fences
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