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In Austin traffic, it probably took the police over five hours just to get there.
Yanno, "down south" is a pretty big area. Check an atlas and compare it to New England, and then consider how many different accents there are in Boston alone, let alone the rest of NE.
Where I grew up, "coke" (the generic term for soft drink) is one syllable. If you want the one headquartered in Atlanta, it's "Co-Coler".
Grew up in western CT, closer to NY. We called sprinkles 'shots', when I moved to MA for school & learned they were called 'jimmies' and all I could think of is this old KRS-1/BDP song:Funny, I was watching a video on faceplant that depicted Mark Wahlberg (you guys claim him right?) where he was sitting there with an ipad and describing various local slang terms for "non Bostonians" there were various terms like "bang a u'ey" U-turn, wicked, and such and in fact, Jimmies was one of the terms, and he casually brushed it off as being widely known as rubbers, condoms or whatever. So.....maybe it varies within Boston as well? I can see the humor in your daughters situation. That or its another chance for you to bag on Missouri like you often do.
a lot of sotherners will look you in the face and smile at you all day long....party's over when they hang with their own. out come their true feelings. particularly in tennessee, west virginia, kentucky and alabama off the top of my head. some of these people are afraid outsiders will change their way of life. and you know what, I don't think they're wrong.In general, people from the south are a lot friendly and more welcoming of strangers than people up here.
Thats because they are NOT WRONG.a lot of sotherners will look you in the face and smile at you all day long....party's over when they hang with their own. out come their true feelings. particularly in tennessee, west virginia, kentucky and alabama off the top of my head. some of these people are afraid outsiders will change their way of life. and you know what, I don't think they're wrong.
I live in central Mass and the only guy I know who says tonic is from Waltham. Everyone else I know says soda. Although my sister from Mississippi says pop.I've never heard of anything else called Jimmies, but did know it was a regional thing that other areas didn't use. All my life soda was called tonic. Although I do find myself using the term soda more often now that I travel alot just to avoid confusion.
The Boston Globe is the sound of stupidity entering the body politic.Try reading the comments. Wow people are stupid. I can't see how some people got all twisted up by the reasonable explanations of the origin of the term.
LOL.Sorry it's rotated, and my apologies to all the friends of Bill W.
I lived in hawaii for a while as a kid, they were called thongs there. everyone wore 'em there then. of course there was no such thing then as the thong we know now. I suspect strippers did wear something like it then but they were called "those things strippers wore."And I remember when flip-flops were called thongs.
Speaking of SAFE, isn't that the same thing as a Missouri "jimmy"?We wore rubbers on our feet to stay dry in the rain.
The picture is of two Jimmy caps. They keep offensive odors out of the house when doing waste or vent work. Not sure it would be safe to clamp one on your johnson.
Yeah, I've run in to that a few times. I think people just take themselves too seriously in lots of places.I've also inadvertently insulted people outside New England by calling adults "good kids" and "good shits"