What is it Really?

Me and Nick will sometimes argue about the ways we use words. Not mean argue, but just fun argue. 
For example:

One mentions going “Up town” while the other says “Down Town”. 
Which is it? Whos right? Well, me of course. I’m right or at least he lets me be.
We both agreed that it depended on which way your headed. 
We both were wrong. 
What is it really?
FACT- “Downtown”refers to the center of town.
“Uptown” refers to the surrounding areas of the center town.
So now I'm thinking you have to go uptown to get to downtown. Right?. 

It’s time to eat lunch. Nick will say, “It’s time to eat dinner”.
I call lunch “lunch”. 
I call supper “dinner”. (Unless it’s Sunday lunch and I will say “Dinner”) . 
What is it really?
I say its, breakfast, lunch, supper. 
FACT: If supper is formal,  it’s concidered “Dinner”. Lunch is still lunch.
“Ha, I knew it!”
  
When you make a cake, Do you “frost” it or “Ice” it?
I have always called it “Frosting a cake”. 
FACT: Icing is more of a glaze that is poured on a cake or pastry.
Frosting is spread on a cake or pastry and is thicker and more fluffy.
If you pour it on, its icing and if you spread it on, its frosting. 
I love them both.

Last but not all. This one is for Jack
Is it “crank” the car up? Or is it “Start” the car up?
I think you have to crank the engine to get it started. 

We all have our own way of using words. I think a lot depends on age or where you come from. 
I mean, everyone knows that us Southerners have our own way of explaining things. 
But incase you want to know the facts, just search it....... 
Or as I say it, “just look it up”.






19 comments

  1. On Saturdays after I've worked in the yard, Dina and I go for Linner.

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  2. Ha ha ha...that's funny. We have the same fun arguments..."I'll be there in a few minutes" for me it's open meaning more than one minute, for Alex it means TWO minutes precisely (especially around dinner time lol)! :)

    I say "plug" he says "outlet"...then we just remember an old Seinfeld episode where a character just called it "the holes" and we laugh about that!

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    1. A couple is two. A few is three. Hahaha. And I call an outlet a “socket” .

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  3. A socket??? LOL...now I'll be utterly confused lol! :)

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    1. “Put the light plug in the socket and turn it on” hahaha

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  4. LOL...my bf was born French Canadian so he says "Open" the light.

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  5. Wow, ok now you've got me thinking!! I guess it all depends on your location and perhaps where/when you grew up! My family is all from Ireland so we have weird expressions for sure! The garbage can is the 'bin' the trunk of the car is the 'boot' and a roll (for a sandwich) is called a 'bap' - how's that? :)

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    1. Never heard of a “Bap”. Thats a new one for me. And my Husband just told me the front of the car was called a “bonnet”. ITs all new to me.

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  6. Shucks, everybody (over 75) knows you crank a car. LOL and of course meals are just what Nick says: Breakfast dinner and supper. Everybody knows 'at! hahahaha
    Love this entry and you are absolutely right, It is according to where you are from and your age.

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  7. At the store do you use a cart or a buggy? When you wash the car do you use the hose or the hose pipe? These are the things we debate. Lol

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  8. For me

    Downtown, supper = dinner to me I do call lunch "lunch" at any time at work, frosting, crank

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  9. I was raised in South Carolina so everything you said is what I remember and use, I go downtown and eat breakfast, lunch, and supper, I use the term Frost a cake even though I'm not allowed to actually do it and I have always cranked a car. How about that green hose out in the front yard that you water flowers and such with, we always called it a "Hose Pipe" but since I moved away I have been informed that the proper term is "Water Hose"

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    1. I have never drank water from a Water hose. Only a Hose pipe!

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    2. This is why I love visiting you, you talk like I do.

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  10. Well, darn it-- I lost my comment. Anyway, growing up in PA I have a whole different set of words than my husband (and now my children) that were raised in Wisconsin. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner. The water fountains in WI are called bubblers. I plug lights into the socket-husband plugs them into the outlet. There are lots more but I don't want to write a book. Oh--and I GO to bed and he is OFF to bed. (He's off, alright)...lol xo Diana

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  11. I call midday meals lunch unless it's Sunday and that is dinner! Our normal evening meal is supper to me. I love all the differences and sayings people have! All are interesting!

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  12. i enjoyed this. i call it icing the cake.

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  13. I just say I'm going TO town! And who wrote those Facts anyway! Ha Ha

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