Regional variation in words

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by seebs, May 21, 2015.

  1. Acey

    Acey let's see what the daylight brings

    Northern California, and elementary varies here; at a lot of schools around here it seems to be K-5th, I think (with most middle schools being 6th-8th), but my elementary school went up to 6th, and my junior high/middle school was a combined middle/high school, 7th-12th, which is not unheard of but mostly applies to charter schools (like the one I went to) or private ones afaik.

    Idk I might just live in a weird region of the state?

    EDIT: Worth noting that I went to a private elementary school, though.
     
  2. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Southern US, and it's preschool (3-5 years) (pre-k is specifically the year before kindergarten but it's more commonly just rolled into preschool here), elementary school (kindergarten, 1-5 grade), middle school (6-8 grade), and high school (9-12 grade although my school pretty always called people freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors respectively). Very very occasionally sixth grade will be attached to an elementary school or a standalone school, but this is more common with private/otherwise wealthy schools.
     
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  3. Deresto

    Deresto Was Eaten by a Grue

    This is only loosely related to words, but do y'all do the thing on birthdays where you pin a dollar to your shirt and that means other folks, strangers or not, give you more dollars to pin? If so, what do you call it?

    I grew up with a lot of church folks who migrated over after Katrina tore New Orleans up, and that's supposedly where it originated
     
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  4. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    No, but that sounds awesome.
     
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  5. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    *obligatory Canadian voice* nope, sounds like it'd get pretty heavy

    But it does sound neat!
     
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  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i've never heard of that. it sounds cute.
     
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  7. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of it. It sounds cute, yeah. Possibly it's a southern-specific thing?
     
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  8. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    I'm in Georgia and I've never heard of it either, and my best friend's family is from New Orleans on her mom's side. Interesting! It sounds cool tho.
     
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