What common words do you use that others may not?

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What common words do you use that others may not?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I was talking with my Canadian friend & she mentioned referring to the shed & her boyfriend keeps correcting her that it's the garage. I started to think about all the different words people use for the same thing depending on their region or country. What words do you use that others have found unusual?

I like to sprinkle in "gobsmacked" every once in a while because I think it sounds perfect at times!

I remember a woman at college who didn't call it soda pop, soda, pop or Coke; she called all carbonated beverages tonic. She was from the Boston area & said it was common to do so there.

Do you call it an elevator or a lift?
03/30/2013
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Msmueller Msmueller
I say caddywhomped or wonky and I use "apparently" A LOT
03/30/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
"Bit"...as in I'll be there in a bit. I'm American and have taken on this English phrase with enjoyment.
03/30/2013
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Msmueller
I say caddywhomped or wonky and I use "apparently" A LOT
I definitely use wonky!
03/30/2013
Kitka Kitka
I'm an American and I use wonky, bit, indeed and sometimes I can manage to use indubitably!
03/30/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Lovely, indeed, and shanked (this one doesn't come off as often)
03/30/2013
js250 js250
I make up words as I go along and cannot remember them....
03/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Martiniman
"Bit"...as in I'll be there in a bit. I'm American and have taken on this English phrase with enjoyment.
I didn't realize this wasn't a common American word; I've always used it!
03/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Msmueller
I say caddywhomped or wonky and I use "apparently" A LOT
I like the caddywhomped, never heard it before! Isn't it funny how you end up using a word repeatedly, even though you aren't trying to do so? I have been dropping "mention", "seem" & "especially" -- I seem to mention them a lot, especially in posts, LOL!
03/30/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Daffodil. Oh, no wait, that was Bender.

I notice that I say "unexpected" and "random" quite a bit more than the average person. I also notice that in text (forum, blogging, reviewing, etc.), I tend to overuse the word "however." It's gotten to the point where people find my blog by searching Google for "However (some phrase)."

Caddywompus is a word I've learned recently that I love.

Wait, what was the question?
03/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by js250
I make up words as I go along and cannot remember them....
Ha Ha, that my dear, is a whole 'nother post!
03/31/2013
Gary Gary
I have never heard the word "caddywhomped" - what exactly does that mean?

Also, I very frequently use the word "bit" as in a little while (not half a penny).
04/01/2013
jennifur77 jennifur77
In college we used to say "rolled" for toilet papered. I once said to someone "We rolled someone's car" and they were horrified. I was like "It was just toilet paper, it came off!"
04/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by jennifur77
In college we used to say "rolled" for toilet papered. I once said to someone "We rolled someone's car" and they were horrified. I was like "It was just toilet paper, it came off!"
Where did you go to college? I haven't heard this usage before! I'll bet they were shocked you rolled a car, ha ha!
04/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I thought I'd see if anyone else had some input for this discussion. I just know there are more examples of this out there!
05/07/2013
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