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Say what?!?!?!?!

I am from a small town in Kentucky.  I have a FB friend from northern Indiana.  Several months ago, I posted a couple of status updates on FB and used colloquialisms that she had never heard.   559 more words


How Colloquialisms Get Started

I went shopping today for some clothes. I have put it off for a long while. Seems I’ve spread a bit more than I would have liked since retiring, so I can’t satisfactorily shop in a regular store anymore. 556 more words

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Stubble Jumpers

stubble jumper: a slightly derogatory but mostly good-humoured phrase to describe prairie folk. Usually employed by British Columbians or mountainous Albertans to refer to Saskatchewanians. 



Bundling: Couples cuddling under a robe or blanket while returning home in the cutter on a cold winter’s eve.*

exempli gratia: “The fellow would pick up his gal and go for a spin or to a dance if the distance was not too far. 54 more words


This Week In Our Small-Town Police Blotter: Colloquialisms In the Police Report

Our weekly newspaper often uses colloquialisms in their news stories about local law enforcement activities.  Of course the law enforcement officials themselves may use these words in their official police reports, and the newspaper may simply repeat what is in the reports.   236 more words

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When Is It Okay To Use Colloquialisms In Writing?

Recently I’ve noticed that when I browse Facebook, people are using words like ‘yolo’, ‘vajayjay’, and today I saw eight different people use the word(s) ‘cray cray’.   318 more words