Regional variation in words

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

  1. Acey

    Acey i am a ring that turns your finger green

    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 feral mom energies

    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 What's your favorite Pokemon?

    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 feral mom energies

    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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  9. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Okay so it's warm here and I don't know if it's been done before in this thread but what do you guys call the summer treat that's basically a stick of frozen juice concentrate? Here in the UK I think we called them ice pops?
     
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  10. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I feel like we called them freezies, or maybe sometimes mr. Freeze because that was the brand name that looks most familiar

    (Eta: from southern/eastern Ontario)

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  11. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Freeze pops here.
     
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  12. Loq

    Loq AND ANOTHER THING (ABOUT PIGEONS)--

    ice pops, or freeze/freezy/freezer pops
     
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  13. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Northeast US, usually call them popsicles! (Likewise, using a common brand name)
     
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  14. Loq

    Loq AND ANOTHER THING (ABOUT PIGEONS)--

    see I'd say a popsicle necessarily involves a stick, while a freezy pop is literally just frozen juice (also northeast us)
     
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  15. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Come to think of it, the nonedible holding part is usually part of the distinction.
     
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  16. Acey

    Acey i am a ring that turns your finger green

    They're otter pops in my neck of the woods, which is actually a brand name but it's become just the generic term here?
     
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  17. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Ice poles.
     
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  18. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    WA, otter pops.
     
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  19. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    otter pops, HI
     
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  20. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Otterpops.
     
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