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    Up-state

    Hey all, I have this friend at work that is from New York. I have been finding some things interesting on how he talks and all.

    Example A: Told him I was going up to Ames for the ISU Homecoming game a couple weeks ago. He answers with, "Oh, right.... you're going up-state for that. Have a good one."

    Up-state. It was just funny to hear it ya know? Do New York (staters) only talk this way....because they have NYC? He says that most east coasters talk this way...not just in NY.

    I like it. I am going to start telling people that I am going up-state to go watch the Clones every home weekend now.

    Finally, Example B: This New Yorker won't shup up about saying Soda. Soda this...and soda that. I'll give him this....it's better than folks in Texas calling everything Coke. Idiots. It is Pop! He needs to learn his ways in the midwest.

    Random subject....just what a Thursday needs.

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    Re: Up-state

    I don't mind soda or pop, but I can't stand coke unless it's an actual coke.



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    Re: Up-state

    I hate the word "pop." Sounds hick to me.



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    Re: Up-state

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I hate the word "pop." Sounds hick to me.

    True...true. Very "hick-esk." But it is commen knowledge in the MidWest to call our caffinated beverages Pop.

    Out east....they are calling it soda....or a combo....soda-pop. WTF?



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    Re: Up-state

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Hey all, I have this friend at work that is from New York. I have been finding some things interesting on how he talks and all.

    Example A: Told him I was going up to Ames for the ISU Homecoming game a couple weeks ago. He answers with, "Oh, right.... you're going up-state for that. Have a good one."

    Up-state. It was just funny to hear it ya know? Do New York (staters) only talk this way....because they have NYC? He says that most east coasters talk this way...not just in NY.

    I like it. I am going to start telling people that I am going up-state to go watch the Clones every home weekend now.

    Finally, Example B: This New Yorker won't shup up about saying Soda. Soda this...and soda that. I'll give him this....it's better than folks in Texas calling everything Coke. Idiots. It is Pop! He needs to learn his ways in the midwest.

    Random subject....just what a Thursday needs.

    Thoughts? Stories?

    Go Clones-
    Good question. I think it is totally regional. In Maine, folks say the are going downeast. This dates back to following the river down to go east. In Iowa I always referred to driving distance in miles because that was basically how long it would take to drive there. In Maine it was always time. Your destination could be 15 miles away but because of the mountains, woods, winding roads (not a square grid like Iowa) it could take 45 minutes to get there.

    From my time in Chicago, I remember people saying the were going down-state in regards to the high school basketball championship.



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    Re: Up-state

    It's actually "soda pop". You're both right.

    However, after living away from Iowa in a place where it is referred to as "soda", "pop" definitely sounds funny. Eight years later, I use "soda" almost exclusively now.



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    Re: Up-state

    Well I don't drink Soda-Pop, when I am thirsty I go to the bubler and get some water. It's up-state of my cubicle. You're all chowda heads


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    Re: Up-state

    Pop .



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    Re: Up-state

    Some gas staition chain should use this debate as a hilarious marketing opportunity!



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    Re: Up-state

    As long as no one in the midwest starts saying "on line" when referring to waiting somewhere, as in "I was on line at the bank." No you weren't, you were IN line!



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    Re: Up-state

    i prefer sody pop. its not hickish at all. and i want to know since when did being a hick become so horrible? i hope it just has to do with the demographic of this message board. i mean, i cant stand people who try to proclaim their hickness with their every action, but when people say that an everyday behavior of mine is hickish, and mean it with disdain, that chaps my taint.



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    Re: Up-state

    Pisser instead of bummer.
    Holy shyte instead of holy ****.
    Good Lord instead of good grief.
    Many differences. Just look at the names of the cities in that state. Sklenectady or something like that??? Good Lord!


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    Re: Up-state

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    when people say that an everyday behavior of mine is hickish, and mean it with disdain, that chaps my taint.
    Interesting juxtaposition... was not expecting that.



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    Re: Up-state

    TEXAS

    You All becomes Y'all


    Initial implied Y'all (You All) is apparently not encompassing enough, so they add another "all" to make it All Y'all


    Last edited by Cybone; 11-06-2008 at 04:38 PM.

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    Re: Up-state

    oh i have plenty, but the others are more colorful, and less appropriate for this board.



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