Sunday, April 13, 2008

Regional Dialect Meme

Let me know if you do this one. I'm curious to know what your answers are.

Regional Dialect Meme

Age: 44
Where did you grow up? So Calif

WHAT DO YOU CALL . . .

A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Creek

The thing you push around the grocery store?
Shopping cart

A metal container to carry a meal in?
Lunch box

The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?
Frying pan

The piece of furniture that seats three people?
Couch or sofa

The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?
Gutter

The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
Patio (I'd say porch if I had one)

Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Coke or soda

A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?
Pancake

A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?
Sub

The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Bathing suit

Shoes worn for sports?
They were tennis shoes when I was growing up. Now they're sneakers.

Putting a room in order?
Clean up

A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Lightning bug

The little insect that curls up into a ball?
We called them pill bugs when I was kid but now I say roly-poly because I like to say roly-poly

The children’s playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?
Teeter-totter

How do you eat your pizza?
With my hands

What’s it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Garage sale

What’s the evening meal?
Dinner

The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
Basement

What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking fountain

If something is diagonally located, where is it in relation to you?
Kitty corner

What do you call the place where the water comes out of the sink?
Faucet

For more dialect fun, take the Yankee or Dixie quiz.

4 comments:

Mary said...

I think I use some of the same words you do. I forgot all about Roly-polies. We used to find them under rocks and we would touch them on their backs so they would roll up.
Thanks for the questions of the day!
Mary :-)

mrscjallen said...

Well it must be something about being out west because I have pretty much the same dialect...even though I had heard all those words like flap-jacks, pop & davenport from my grandparents when I was growing up.

Chellebelle said...

56% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category. Close enough. :)

Nicole said...

This sure was a fun one - I hadn't seen it before. I enjoyed seeing some of our differences! Like pop and potato bug but was surprised at how many were the same!