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February 23, 2011

It’s a Regional Thaaaaaaaaaang

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 18:20

Today I’m going to answer some fun questions that I saw Lisa (and others but I can’t remember who) quite a ways back, except hers was a vlog. I think the idea was to do a vlog so that everyone can hear how I actually sound but I’m not the most technology savvy person out there so I just took the questions portion and answered them. Quite a bit late in terms of fads.  Most of y’all have moved onto the ABCs. Maybe I’ll get there in another month hah!

Basically I’m doing this type of post right now because I haven’t had a chance to write out some cool stuff from Philly (the trip was a blast!) and how my training’s been going lately.  Plus I have to leave for *rockclimbing * (aka my NEW LOVE!) in about 2 seconds, do laundry and catch up on y’alls blogs.  Be patient.  You will get an explosion of writing about running and shenanigans in the days to follow 😀

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Pill bug

thanks google. and you're welcome for having me post this picture.

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Coke: no matter what brand it’s always a coke. No matter if it’s a cola or not.

What do you call gym shoes?

Or, more appropriately, sneakaaaaaaaaaaaahs.

What do you say to address a group of people?
“Hey y’all” (yes I know that’s a southern thing but whatevsssssssssssss)

thanks google

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
Daddy Longlegs

thanks google

What do you call your grandparents?
Gramma and Papa

Christmas 2010

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

awesome giant wagon. thanks google

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Rain. Duh.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

So there you go.  Going through this I totally think I’m a New Englander. Or just weird.  Anyone else use the same words? Or another dialect of American?



  1. I always love these kind of posts! But Wagon?!? Never heard of that one before 🙂

    Comment by Aron — February 23, 2011 @ 18:27

  2. Wagon, huh? I’ve never heard it called that…

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — February 23, 2011 @ 18:51

  3. My wagon never steers straight!

    Comment by danny — February 23, 2011 @ 18:53

  4. yeaahhh sneakaaaaahhhs : )

    Comment by BostonRunner — February 23, 2011 @ 19:58

  5. Coke?! REALLY?! I thought that was a serious southern thing.

    Comment by sarah — February 23, 2011 @ 20:31

  6. yes! I say coke too and of course I say ya’ll!!!!

    Comment by lindsay — February 23, 2011 @ 20:47

  7. Wagon? WTH??!!! You people from the East Coast are weird. 🙂

    Comment by Jill — February 23, 2011 @ 21:21

  8. You are droppin’ mad “y’alls” up in this post. Clearly you need to move south!!

    Comment by sweatykid — February 23, 2011 @ 21:52

  9. Wagon? I haven’t heard of that one before…but I totally get the Coke thing. In Canada we call it “pop” which cracks me up because it sounds so juvenile.

    Comment by Ameena — February 23, 2011 @ 22:17

  10. Love your picture choices! Your answers definitely suggest that you speak and sound different than a Midwesterner, so I’m hoping you do post a video sometime.. Gotta love that New England accent 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — February 24, 2011 @ 00:22

  11. A friend who is running Boston told me that she would run in any weather outside…that thick skin and determination (and a love of Dunkin Donuts coffee) pretty much summs it up.

    Comment by Special K — February 24, 2011 @ 04:52

  12. I’m glad my Mini-Me says “ya’ll”!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Rebecca — February 24, 2011 @ 05:54

  13. haha, wagon. Where I’m from (Buffalo, NY) we call soda “pop”, but luckily I’ve gotten out of that habit living away from there for so long now. People look at you weird… You forgot to mention the Boston/New England word for water fountain – “Bubblah” hehehe

    Comment by mealsformiles — February 24, 2011 @ 07:33

  14. + 1 to having never heard of wagon before. I would have never been able to do the video on my blog without help. Marrying a computer engineer was not a bad idea…

    Comment by Chelsea — February 24, 2011 @ 09:26

  15. The clicker!!! That’s what my dad called it growing up. Apparently now I call it a remote. And I still don’t know what a pill bug is, even though you google imaged it for us.

    Hurry up and do your ABCs, remedial student! 😉

    Comment by Lindsay — February 24, 2011 @ 11:18

  16. I don’t even say “y’all” 🙂

    Comment by Jess — February 24, 2011 @ 14:04

  17. This is great! I went to school in CT and the regional differences for words was really interesting. How about – grinders vs. subs vs. hoagies ?

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — February 24, 2011 @ 17:02

  18. I don’t have a word for that bug and i love your comment on the rain, duh, it’s so obvious!

    Comment by Bethany — February 24, 2011 @ 18:35

  19. We don’t use many of those terms in the East, but in the Midwest, where I grew up, we did. Can’t wait to hear about Philadelphia–I lived there for six years and still miss it. It’s an awesome town! You should run the marathon there one year!

    Comment by MissZippy1 — February 24, 2011 @ 19:06

  20. I’m pretty sure your answers are even more compelling with pictures of a rolled-up pill bug, a giant shopping cart with a motor and seats for four, and dogs on skateboards (among other things).

    Hope you’re doing great!

    Comment by Matty B. — February 25, 2011 @ 09:55

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