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Gengus wrote:

> Things like that are all geographical really, it depends on
> where you grew up.
>
> I grew up in western Penn, it was called pop,

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> One I have never been able to track down and figure out is 'red up,' my
> mother would say 'I have to red up the house before so and so gets here,' > meaning she was going to pick up, straighten up, clean, the house. I
> haven't a clue where that came from or how it came about.

I haven't heard that term, but my dad grew up in western Pennsylvania as well (Altoona), and one peculiarity he had was adding R's to certain words where they weren't present. He would say Warshington, warshing up. I don't know if that's a general Appalachian quirk, or if it's some influence from the Schweizer Deutsch of the Amish, or what, but he spelled the words correctly in writing them, but added the R's unconsciously when speaking them aloud.

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Soda - or Pop 196 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 108 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 153 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 113 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 257 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 145 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 159 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 103 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 175 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 152 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 155 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 162 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 176 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 162 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 166 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 204 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 140 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 134 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 109 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 144 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 84 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 124 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 167 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 140 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 192 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 153 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 187 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 171 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 154 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 100 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 135 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 157 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 147 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 227 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 142 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 123 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 145 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 151 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 129 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 102 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 294 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 147 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 249 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 131 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54


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