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The Beauty Of Language

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posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 05:26 AM
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You know when you get a splinter in your finger, well this is one of those things that shows the diverstiy of language. Where I come from this is called a 'spell'. Apparently it is also called a 'spelk' around these parts but I have never heard this before.

Some other 'local' words -

'Moy' - Face
'Jeer' - Bottom/Posterior
'Vanya' - Over there
'Lowp' - Jump
'Yam'/'Yem' - Home
'Marra' - Mate friend
'Stally' - Cigarette
'Hoss'/'Hoy' - Throw

Anyone else got any good examples of regional dialect.




posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 11:25 AM
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I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne (God's Country) so ive got loads of words that alot of you would never of heard of!

I'll post them all as i think of them!

Mic



posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 10:26 PM
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Here in wisconsin people use the word bubbler for water fountain.
Though I have noticed it's rate decreasing, it is rarely used in most parts of the state.



posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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You might enjoy this link.....Slanguage....

www.slanguage.com...

Apparently, in L.A., California....to "go Richter" is to get angry....
I live here and didn't know that!!

To get to the home page.....just click "Visit Other Cities" at the top left......

[edit on 22-6-2005 by MemoryShock]



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