When I was in jr. high we made up a survey and sent it out to differant schools around the US. This survey had questions pertaining to what words you used for say a sofa. Do you call it a sofa or a couch?
Or do you say pop or soda? or something else entirely?
My MIL was raised in the hills of Missouri in the 30's. She calls a recipe a receipt. This is a generational thing rather than a regional thing. But it is interesting to me to hear what words people use for things or phrases that are regional.
My DH uses his mom's phrase "It's raining like the gits" But noone knows what a gits is. Just something she picked up as a child.
She also says "Poking on the pounds" which puts a picture in my head of someone using their fingers to literally poke the fat into the their side!! Like applying the fat straight to my thighs instead of eating it! LOL
I would love to hear any phrases or words like this.
What do you call your couch? And is there a differance to you as to what constitutes a couch or a sofa?
I call a road that has small rock on it a gravel road. My DH calls it a rock road.
Do you have the idea? I would love to hear other's experiences with words!