SOUTHEAST TEXAS VIBES
Texas is full of slang...most of which, I probably don't realize.
Y'all - of course is the most obvious...I actually would have a hard time having a conversation without using this one.
Coke - Coke means soda of any kind. Here's a conversation example:
"Anybody want a Coke"
"Okay, what kind?"
Hissy Fit - When someone throws a tantrum
If you're going to do your best to make it there -
I'll be there...God willin' and the creek don't rise
Of course, around here there is a lot of what we call Spanglish. A little Mexico and Texas mixed together, that creates it's own language in itself.
The list goes on and on and on....
Hey hey, i'm from Texas and besides the obvious y'all there is a lot more Texas slang that people dont really know about so lets get educated.
Bless your heart- I know y'all have heard this saying before on the surface it may seem like a compliment but trust me its not. Down here the phrase is used to mock people quite frequently. We are basicall calling you stupid...
Ex: "What's that? you got your head stuck in the chair!? Bless your little old heart, here let me help you."
What’s the craic?
In the UK we have a multitude of dialects in a fairly small area. Slang changes, as well, sometimes.
Food, for example, can be scran, scoff, bagging (usually a lunch you take to work - more so in the old mill and pit towns of the north, I think), bait (in Newcastle), nosh and more.
For friend, we have mate, pal, marra, la’ (Liverpool, short for lad), buddy (which many think is American, but possibly derives from the 18thc English ‘butty mate’ used by coal miners to mean ‘work mate’, thought to be from an older English phrase ‘booty fellow’ (somebody with whom you share the ‘booty’ - the profit, spoils, cash.)
That reminds me: Cash, dosh, shrapnel (loose change - pennies etc), wonga, a few ‘bob’, smackers, quid (meaning pound - £5 = five quid). From Cockney slang we get ‘pony’ (£25), ton (£100), monkey (£500, grand (£1,000). £10 = A Tenner. £5 = A Fiver.
For hungry we have Hank Marvin’ (starvin’)
“Gasping” means thirsty, as do “parched” and “gagging”.
We also have quite a few slang words named after famous footballers from the 1966 World Cup winning squad.
I’m dying for a Geoof Hurst (I need a burst, I’m bursting... I feel the need to pass urine :)
What’s the Bobby Moore (what’s the ‘score’ as in What’s going on? What’s happening.)
My Nobby Stiles (piles) are killing me!
Thankfully, there isn’t one named after the goalkeeper (one of the greatest ever)... Gordon Banks... :)
I'm from Jersey, so we don't really have much local slang, per se. However, we do have things and random crap we like to talk about that are relatively unique to our state, or just plain odd.
One thing everyone in our state likes to joke about, is tolls. You have to pay like 2 dollars to leave, but you can get into the state for free from pretty much anywhere, so we all joke that Jersey is so bad you have to pay to escape.
Something we do a lot is swap out the t's in words for d's, so sometimes it gets confusing.
We are called the Garden State, yet there are basically no gardens. Sure, we have farms like any other state, but literally no one has a garden.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Unless you live up north like in Bergen county or in the city, GOOD LUCK GETTING ANYWHERE WITHOUT A CAR! We have to drive almost 1.5 hours to get to a train station or bus stop, and even then it sucks. And I don't live in the middle of nowhere, I'm in a pretty populated area. And the train and/or bus is never actually on time either. It always is ridiculously late, or ridiculously early, there is literally no compromise.
DEER. SO MANY DEER.
Funny vandalism. I don't know about you, but every Christmas, without fail, people spray paint red noses on the deer silhouettes for those "Look out, deer crossing!" signs. We also do weird things when decorating for the holidays. Like decking out bulldozers and cars in christmas lights.
Going down to the boardwalk. So many people do it every year, and honestly, it's really cool experience. Almost everyone in Jersey has gone to the boardwalk at least once in their lives.
DID I MENTION THE DEER? THOSE BUSH KILLING CAR CRASHING MAILBOX DESTROYING OVERPOPULATING FEARLESS BASTERDS!!!!
Beachballs. I don't know why, but you can buy a beach ball literally anywhere, at any time of the year. And also random small animal plushies. And cheap candy/mints are in the checkout lines of every, and I mean EVERY store.
Italian places. These seem to make up most restaurants. I mean, sure there are plenty of diners and other places, but why do we need so MANY Italian places????? Does it cure the plague or what????
WE SAY MOST SAY
Yinz guys you all or y’all
Red up Clean up
N’at And that
Gianiggle Giant Eagle
Jag off Jack Ass/Asshole
Pop Soda Pop
I get laughed at too! Our accents are what make us unique and a product of where we're originated and I think it’s interesting and I enjoy the many different accents and styles of language.
Short List of Some Nebraska Slang
-"weiner slinger" surprisingly, it's a hot dog gun
-"Country Dark" When you are out in the country, and there is no light whatsoever. It's terrifying and beautiful at the same time. Just don't get out of your car.
-"Bush spit" When you don't have a tissue, and hold one nostril, and just blow your nose as hard as you can. it's gross.
-"Bus Barn" Fighting,
-"scurve" A not so friendly term for the not so good looking kids. From white trash, to kids who look goth, emo, or just have some piercings. Kids who smoke, or just do drugs in general can also be called this.
-"corn monkey" We have monkeys. They steal our corn. It's fine though cause they loosen the soil.
-"RADtastic." It's mostly used in small towns.
-"Councle-tucky" Making fun of council bluffs by comparing it to kentucky. Who ever said Nebraskens were nice?
Here in my town in the Balkans it is normal to call any lad or buddy you know or you are familiar gurry. Often in conversation there is "... my gurry... you know that gurrry... he is real gurry..." and so on. As we are university city many young people come here from other parts of the country and even further as far as Greece. After a while here one young lad said to his closest friends something like "Gurry? Who is that Gurry, whom every one in the town knows? Wherever I go I hear Gurry this, Gurry that...Who is that Gurry?"