KHP Day 1
One of my favorite things about going to Vanderbilt is the immersion of various regions. My freshman year were randomly loaded onto a dorm hallway, and our group became Atlanta, Milwaukee, Ohio, Miami, Connecticut, Chicago, and North Carolina. At first glance, this would not seem like such a diverse group, after all, they are all from the eastern half of the United States. You would be baffled, though, as we were in many of our conversations, the different words different regions use. One of my favorites that made my day today was roommate’s M Wisconsin reference to the water fountain: aka a Bubbler. Here are a list of some differences:
To most this is a water fountain. To my roommate (who I love, but the periodic accent and words are just too easy), it’s a bubbler.
This is a common but fun one! Soda? Pop (as to my Illinois relatives)? Cola? Or Coke (as any true Georgia girl knows)?
What would you call this? I feel like majority of people would say ‘parking garage’, however in Milwaukee, even the road signs say ‘parking structure.’ Not that much difference, yet it just sounds strange to me…..
At the moment my mind is drawing a blank as to some of the others. But it was topic of conversation many times on our freshman hall. One that a vaguely remember is for when you pull someone’s pants down, but I can’t remember what the alternative was. Do you have any others??