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MR. RAWOT CALLS HIS SPOON A SHOVEL AND THIS HAS BEEN PASSED
THROUGHOUT THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MR. RAWOT CALLS HIS KNIFE A SAW AND THIS HAS BEEN PASSED
THROUGHOUT THEIR FAMILY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ICE CREAM IS CALLED FREAM, FREAM.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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WHEN LITTLE, I CALLED CONVERTIBLES "BROKEN CARS" AND MY
FAMILY STILL USES MY TERM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IN DONNA'S FAMILY, THEY CALL A CABOOSE A CABBAGE BECAUSE OF
ONE OF HER SISTER'S MISPRONUNCIATIONS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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STEALING WATERMELONS WAS OFTEN CALLED "COONING" IN
THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR WOODPILE RELATIVES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT GAVE ME THIS WHEN HE WROTE ME THE LETTER.
THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS, WHO LIVE NEXT DOOR.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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IN RURAL COMMUNITIES, THE OUTHOUSE IS CALLED THE "DAISY," AND THE
CONTENTS ARE CALLED "HONEY," WHICH MUST BE BURNED ONCE A WEEK.

Submitter comment: REMEMBERED FROM HER CHILDHOOD HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BATHROOM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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MARVY

WORD OR EXPRESSION USED TO DENOTE SOMETHING THAT IS DELIGHTFUL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD HER AUNT USE THIS EXPRESSION OVER THE PHONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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COMMON WORD

MRS. SALUTES SAYS "HAINT" FOR THE WORD, "AIN'T IT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 09-11-1969

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CONEY ISLANDS

WHAT IS KNOWN IN MICHIGAN AS A CONEY ISLAND HOT DOG IS CALLED A
"MICHIGAN DOG" IN THE EAST AND A CHILI DOG IN THE WEST. AT CONEY
ISLAND, NEW YORK CONEY ISLAND IS A HOT DOG WITH 'KRAUT AND MUSTARD.

Where learned: OBSERVED WHILE TRAVELING

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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FOOD

MAGGOT BURGERS: A NAME GIVEN TO TOP-HAT AND WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGERS
BECAUSE THEY ARE SO SMALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 04-29-1969

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IN AUSTRALIA, IF A PERSON IS A VERY GOOD FRIEND, HE IS CALLED A
"MATE." IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT SEX THE PERSON IS, JUST THAT HE
BE A GOOD FRIEND.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00001966 SUMMER

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NAMES

"GAS" - SHORT FOR GASOLINE/AMERICAN SLANG ABBREVIATION.

Where learned: HIS HOME

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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FAIRIN' OFF

DOWN SOUTH A COMMON EXPRESSION IS "FAIRIN' OFF," WHICH DENOTES
"IMPROVING." AN EXAMPLE IS: "THE WEATHER'S FAIRIN' OFF, EH,
JALSE?

Data entry tech comment: THIS COLLECTOR WROTE IN AN EXTREMELY SLANTED, LEFT-HAND MANNER,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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LOBLOLLY: WORD USED TO DESCRIBE THE STATE OF ICE CREAM
WHEN A PERSON
STIRS IT UNTIL IT IS IN A SEMI-MUSHY STATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SNIGLET

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 10-20-1968

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COMMON WORD

"GROOVY"IS THE IN-WORD ESTABLISHED BY A NOTED DISC-JOCKEY.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): RADIO

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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IN BRITAIN, THEY SAY "TORCH" FOR FLASHLIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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TENNIS SHOES ARE CALLED "RUNNERS" IN CANADA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IN CANADA, THE SHORT "RIB-TICKLER" BLOUSES WERE CALLED
"POP TOPS".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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