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Old 01-20-2006, 12:10 PM   #15
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Come on now. There's a big difference between a crick and creek. A creek is a clear mountain stream. A crick runs through a cow pasture and collects cow effluent along with old washing machines, etc.

I thought a creek was a small river anywhere (like down the middle of a Portland street right now) and a crick is what you get in your neck
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:20 PM   #16
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As a native of Sioux City, and proud graduate of Sioux City East High School (a million years ago) I find nothing confusing about that at all! However, also as a native of Iowa during the late fifties and early sixties, I DID learn all about the "Fine Art of Porch Settin'."... a significantly different passtime than 'sitting on fthe veranda', for example.

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on edit: By the way, my grandmother never "washed" a load of laundry in her life. She undoubtedly "worshed" thousands of garments, though...
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:40 PM   #17
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on edit: By the way, my grandmother never "washed" a load of laundry in her life. She undoubtedly "worshed" thousands of garments, though...
Bet she had a winder too.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:55 PM   #18
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In Portland it is pronounced "will--mut".
I once had a gas station attendant in Oklahoma ask me if I wanted him to check the "earl".
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:30 PM   #19
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What is the correct pronounciation for the word "roof", that thing on top of the garage?

A lot of my American friends seem to have a "ruff" on their homes.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:40 PM   #20
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You may not know, but there is a river that starts in Colorado, flows through Kansas and Arkansas and empties into the Mississippi. At its start and finish it is called the "ar- CAN -saw", but in its middle section its called the "ar- KANSAS" river. Ask anyone in Wichita.
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Come on now. There's a big difference between a crick and creek. A creek is a clear mountain stream. A crick runs through a cow pasture and collects cow effluent along with old washing machines, etc.
I heard a story of a county official somewhere having to post a sign on a bridge naming the body of water below. She asked the adjoining land owner what it's name was. "Well," he answered, "It don't really have a name. We all just call it 'the crick'." A month later a sign appeared: "[b]Crick Creek"
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:34 PM   #22
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Anyone but us recovering Milwaukeeans know what a bubbler is? Can you find your way around Loo-uh-vul, or Mizzu-ruh, or Ballamur? If you want to confound a European, show him Puget Sound on a map and ask him to pronounce Puget.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:34 PM   #23
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fixin'

I was fixin' to go to the store. You need anything?


figure

I figured you wuz goin', that's why I waited for you.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:41 PM   #24
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... and about this time most Texans are saying:

Yeah, and your point is?

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Today, for the first time in a couple months, it looks like it might clabber up and rain.
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"I'm afixin to.........you're afixin to.........she's afixin to" Can anyone tell me from where that quote comes?
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You may not know, but there is a river that starts in Colorado, flows through Kansas and Arkansas and empties into the Mississippi. At its start and finish it is called the "ar- CAN -saw", but in its middle section its called the "ar- KANSAS" river. Ask anyone in Wichita.
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I lived in Hutchinson for several years and always was confused by that one. "The River" ran through town, when I heard "The River" I alway thought Colorado River not the Ar-Kansas River.
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As a [b]native of Sioux City, and proud graduate of Sioux City East High School (a million years ago) I find nothing confusing about that at all! However, also as a native of Iowa during the late fifties and early sixties, I DID learn all about the "Fine Art of Porch Settin'."... a significantly different passtime than 'sitting on fthe veranda', for example.

Roger

on edit: By the way, my grandmother never "washed" a load of laundry in her life. She undoubtedly "worshed" thousands of garments, though...

My bad, Roger.

I, of course, meant Sioux Falls, SD.
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