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Offline MH

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2022, 02:31:58 pm »
People in my neck of the woods say "I seen" instead of "I saw".  I used to think this was everywhere but IS it ?

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2022, 02:49:06 pm »
It is, but not necessarily among those with a high school diploma.
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2022, 09:49:25 pm »
But it doesn't have a hole. Jambuster describes it perfectly. When you bite it, the jam busts out.

I don't dislike the name jambuster.

How about they call it "Powder-Mouth Jammy Explosioso?
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2022, 06:11:36 pm »
I just heard that a "Saskatoon handshake" is a punch to the jaw. That's better than a "Winnipeg handshake," which has always meant a stab to the gut.
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2022, 07:18:23 pm »
I just heard that a "Saskatoon handshake" is a punch to the jaw. That's better than a "Winnipeg handshake," which has always meant a stab to the gut.

A Shawinigan handshake is a claw-choke to the face.
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2022, 07:18:18 pm »
There was an article in the paper today saying "dainties" ( i.e., tiny square cakes like Nanaimo bars, often served at afternoon gatherings) are a Winnipegism.
Nobody else in the world calls tiny cakes "dainties"? I don't believe it

Offline MH

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2022, 07:58:02 pm »
Huh? 🤔

Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2022, 09:55:58 pm »
There was an article in the paper today saying "dainties" ( i.e., tiny square cakes like Nanaimo bars, often served at afternoon gatherings) are a Winnipegism.
Nobody else in the world calls tiny cakes "dainties"? I don't believe it

Never heard the term!  Nice one!

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2023, 01:34:47 pm »
I was reading a local news article about a guy who was randomly stabbed, which is a popular pastime in Winnipeg. I could hear the Manitoba accent just by reading his quote, which got me wondering, does nobody else in the world wear gitch?

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Rowan said he was fast asleep on Dec. 31, at about 5 a.m., when he was awakened by the sound of what he thought were keys hitting his door and a loud banging.

He said he tried to ignore it when he heard the banging on other doors further and further down the hall.

“Then, what the hell, the bang on my door was louder — it sounded like a hockey stick hitting the door. I thought, ‘What the f—k is going on?’

“I went out in just my socks and gitch — that was all I had on — she was already at the end of the hall and another guy was yelling at her. I walked straight up to her, we were face to face, and before I could block her she assaulted me with an ax handle on the bridge of my nose and forehead. It split me wide open.”

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2023, 04:02:24 pm »
Isn't that word Ukrainian in origin?
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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2023, 06:54:51 pm »
You're right. Turns out it comes from the Ukrainian "gaci" or "gotchie." And t's not exclusively Manitoba. Saskatchean wears gitch too.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gitch

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2023, 08:29:59 pm »
I have heard it in SW Ontario

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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2023, 09:51:05 pm »
You're a bored child with your friends and, to alleviate this boredom, you decide to knock on people's doors and run away.
One would call this game "Knock on Ginger" in my parts.

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2023, 01:22:06 am »
I was reading a local news article about a guy who was randomly stabbed, which is a popular pastime in Winnipeg. I could hear the Manitoba accent just by reading his quote, which got me wondering, does nobody else in the world wear gitch?

That story sounds really fishy.  A dude wakes up in his underwear to a woman knocking on all the apartment doors, then sees a man yelling at the women, so proceeds to confront her in the hallway nose to nose in his underwear? I have a feeling the dude is not right in the head or he is lying.

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Re: Local language culture
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2023, 04:56:31 am »
You're a bored child with your friends and, to alleviate this boredom, you decide to knock on people's doors and run away.
One would call this game "Knock on Ginger" in my parts.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/nicky-nicky-nine-doors