Do You Know These Regional Slang Words From Around the United States?
T hat jawn was on his way to the pre-funk with the Trixie and the Chad; but he was so thirsty that he stopped at the bubbler on the devil strip near the street that is cattywampus. He will most likely have a whoopensocker at the pre-funk and eventually be involved in an upscuddle before he would eventually tump over at the end of the night out in the pogonip — something about which his mom’n’em would not want to know. Would he do it all over again? Shoots, brah. It beats being a leaf peeper hunting and playing with pinkletinks. Yinz better believe it.
I have been to all 50 states of the United States and have heard all sorts of slang words used — and typically in the accents which are native to the areas where I heard the slang words — but I have to admit that I have never heard of most of the slang words which were highlighted in this article written by Kristin Hunt of Thrillist. as I attempted to use in the opening paragraph in this article.
Some slang words emanate from a certain region of the United States and become the in thing nationally — which can be pretty cool when people become hooked on them — while other slang words never seem to escape the region from which they are used. Dunno why. It just happens. I guess those words left behind must feel ripped off…
…and that is where this article comes in. Here are 15 of those slang words which never achieved national status of usage in the United States — yet, anyway.
This slang word can mean almost anything: a person, a song, or even a collapsed building. To me, it sounds like a pronounced sound one creates when really, really tired as the grass is being cut with a machine while the sun first rises early in the morning.
Summary is not a slang word.
Slang words can help define a culture and way of life in a region of the United States — or anywhere in the world, for that matter — along with the accents of how people from that region speak; as well as food and other customs.
Consider this song called Slang of Ages by Steely Dan, which has the notable distinction of being the only Steely Dan song where Walter Becker is the lead singer instead of Donald Fagen. Listen to the words and you will hear slang terms which has been used over the years. By the way, I like listening to this song when I am in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, as they are mentioned in the song.
What slang words and terms are missing from this article?