USAGE: Pop, smearcase, kolaches
|From:||Melissa Phong <melissap@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 18:23|
>Quoth Jeffrey Henning:
>> I heard that plenty growing up in eastern Ohio, though some of my relati=ves
>> would have said, "that shirt needs warshed." Oh, how I miss my
>> grandmother -- she warshed, she sat on the davenport, she bought us pop,==20
>>she liked smearcase, she made kolaches, she swept (rather than vacuumed o=r
>> hoovered), she sat on the shore teaching me to suck... eggses... eggses=20=it
>> is! And she did a hundred other wonderful things that have nothing to d=o
>> with American dialects.
Then Don replied:
>As for the nifty things your gramma did, I have to say I haven't heard
>*any* of them before *except* for "davenport", which my grandparents
>(from South Dakota) used. They never used any other word for it
>("couch", "sofa") that I remember, but nor did anyone else I knew ever
>use that word. Funny thing.
Don, you mean you're one of those *gasp* soda people?
Jeffrey, I got to ask, what the heck is (are?) smearcase and kolaches?
Somebody asked whether people's conlangs have dialects. Mine doesn't yet (I=
want to get the main language into shape first), but I plan to have them. I=
my mind, dialects is one of the most fun things about language.
P.S. My great aunt and uncle came down from Warshington to give me their ol=
davenport just this weekend. They couldn't stay for "supper" though. : )