I love how April does a "Roll Call" on her blog, and so I thought I'd borrow the idea today and do one for some East Texas-isms.
Over the weekend on Instagram Stories, I shared a few of my "East Texas-isms," including the way I say "foil," what I call that thing you push at the grocery store, and that road you exit off onto from the freeway. And the responses I got were amazing! So I figured I'd continue it here today...and I want y'all to comment and tell me what y'all say, too! I love hearing what people call certain things from all over the country.
Here are mine:
+ I say "foil" like this: "fol." Not like my husband, who says it, "Foiiiiii-uhl."
+ That thing you push at the grocery store: a buggy
+ The road you exit off onto from the freeway: a feeder road (or just a feeder)
+ I say "tennis shoes" or just "tennies."
+ That thing to change the channel: a remote
+ Everything to me is "Coke." For example, "Do you want a Coke?" You respond: "Yes!" Then I'll ask you, "Which kind? We have Coke, Dr Pepper, Sprite..."
+ I say "I'm fixing supper." I know the correct thing to say is, "I'm cooking dinner," but that is just one of my things!
+ And yes, I say "supper" instead of "dinner." Breakfast, lunch, supper. :)
+ I also say that I'm "fixin' to do something." I don't say it often, but I will catch myself: "I'm fixin' to do it!"
+ Y'all. Always y'all. And we pluralize an already plural "word" by saying, "All of y'all" or just "All y'all." So, for example: "We are planning to go to the game with all of y'all."
+ "Bless your heart." This can be used in a bad or good way. For example: if Walker is crying because he fell down: "Oh, buddy. Bless your heart. You're okay!" But in a bad way: "That girl is wearing leggings as pants and you can see her panty outline. Bless her heart."
+ I've been told I pronounce the word "insurance" differently, too: "In-surance" as opposed to "Ensure-ince."
+ "Don't be ugly" is also another one, which basically means "Don't be rude."
+ I pronounce "Whataburger" like the below: "Waterburger." Haha!
+ And, the way Texans (including me) drop syllables is something I never notice until I go up North or out of the country. For example:
\\ Florida: "Flor-duh."
\\ Anything with an -ing is usually dropped. For example: Going = Goin'; Doing = Doin'; Driving = Drivin', etc.
+ And finally, I truly did not know there was a "d" at the end of "Iced Tea" until I was in high school. I always thought it was "Ice Tea," because that's how we say it (emphasis on the long "I" in "Iced) and was dying when I found out there was a "d" at the end of that word. Ha!
So I want to hear from you! What do you call these things?! What do you say instead?! Let me hear it! :)