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Houston Dialect

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Chump, Feb 22, 2004.

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  1. Chump

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    What's that road along an Interstate highway?

    Frontage road
    Service road
    Access road
    Feeder


    I always got strange looks when I've called them feeders to people outside of Houston. Hehe, I never realized it was a term used mostly just by Houston people.

    This question, and others about dialects, I found at http://www.chuckchamblee.com/dom/fun/yankee_dixie_quiz.htm.


    Is there any other Houston only slang ?
     
  2. Isabel

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    http://www.chuckchamblee.com/dom/fun/yankee_dixie_quiz.htm

    (easier to click on without the dot at the end)

    I'm 86% Dixie... which is just scary. But probably to be expected.

    In Houston, I learned to use "feeder" roads. I had thought before that they were "frontage" roads. (When I was a kid, I wondered why, out on the highway, the most common town name seemed to be Crossover and the most common street name seemed to be Frontage.) Out here in the rest of Texas, I guess they're "access" roads.
     
  3. Chump

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    Wow! I'm 50% Yankee.
     
  5. mrpaige

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    I'm only 66% Dixie.

    And I've always called them access roads. I've never heard them called "feeders" before now.
     
  6. fatman510

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    62% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!
    and I live in California...hmmm
     
  7. moestavern19

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    53% Dixie, and I'm in California.
     
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    50% Yankee although the right answer was not available for throwing toilet paper on someone's house. I always called it rapping a house.
     
  9. RunninRaven

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    86% Dixie. I couldn't believe "feeder" roads was such a uniquely localized term. I've heard Texans from all over call them that...but I guess it originates from Houston. Every once in a while I'll hear someone call them access roads...but I always assumed that "feeder" was the generally accepted term.
     
  10. Behad

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    80% Dixie.
     
  11. Oski2005

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    59% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.
     
  12. mateo

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    68% Dixie.
     
  13. B-ball freak

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    exactly.....I am 80% Dixie.
     
  14. peleincubus

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    i always called it wrapping a house to.
     
  15. MR. MEOWGI

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    What about the word "tump"? As in "Look out, it's going to tump over!" That is very southern. I don't think the word was in the dictionary until recently. Spell check doesn't like it. :D
     
  16. Isabel

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    Back in Tennessee everybody used that. Not sure if I've heard it here.
     
  17. MacBeth

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    61% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!


    Lol!
     
  18. DrewP

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    100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

    WHAAAA
     
  19. Kam

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    78% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!




    can't be right, eventhough it might be true?
     
  20. Harrisment

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    81% Dixie.


    And I also have always called it "wrapping" a house.
     

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