Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Great Wagon Train Trip to the Midwest

With the wagon train in preparation, I thought it would be a good idea to define of few terms for those of you who are unfamiliar.

Cheese Curds - Small, squeaky baby cheese (the curd that in time typically becomes cheddar) are salty little treats that are only good if from Wisconsin.  They are found at small shops where they are made.  They are also found on the bar instead of peanuts.  Debbie thinks they are best when deep-fried!

Believe-You-Me - term attached to the a sentence to strengthen it.

Borrow - used in place of lend - ie: Could you borrow me a bag of cheese curds?

Brat - pronounced "brought" which refers to a sausage.

By - instead of to or near - ie: It is by the river (or) Go by the village and get us some Brats.

Couple - two -three - more then one.

Learn 'em - to teach - ie: That'll learn 'em a thing or two!

Cripes - in places of "$hit" - ie:  Holy CRIPES thats a big Bull!  (also could add sake as in "for cripes sake")

Fish Fry - This is simply Friday Night Supper....

Davenport - Most people call this unique item "a sofa"

Farm 'n Fleet / Piggly Wiggly - These are high end stores.  Only the best overalls are sold there.

Geeez - a simple expletive, can be multiplied in strength by adding "Ah" in front.  As in "Aw Geeez, just plugged the toilet again!"

Gots - used in place of have.  is: "I gots da tractor in the shed."

Gul-Durn - G rated version of Gosh Darn!

Ay - placed at the end of every sentence that is a question.  is- "How you like dem cheese curd, Ay?"

Humdinger - one heck of a thing - ie: "Dats a humdinger of a hemroid ya got dare"

Up Nort - North

Polka - the state certified and approved dance

John Deere - Primary mode of transportation

Youse - pronoun - second person, plural

Rubbers - latex covers used to keep cow manure off your shoes

Scahnsin - The actual pronounced sound for the word "Wisconsin"

Skeeter - a mosquito

Stop and Go lights - Traffic signals

OOOOfff-Dahhhh - Said when one makes a really big "boo-boo" or is in the presence of another whom has pasted wind.

Unthaw - to defrost

Upside-right - right side up

Yah sure / Ya Betcha - Understood, or you are correct

Up-n-Da - typically used to direct a person to something - ie; Dare's more beer up-n-da shed!

Pop - reference to soda, typically Mt. Dew

Possum Pie - used to describe a meal that is made from road kill.

Sep-rater - term used to describe the body part the keeps solids from escaping when one passes gas.  ie: Good thing my sep-rater was worken or eye-da shart my skivies!

One question dear readers - Are you affeard of what I am going to become?


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. March 31, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

Well now I have a hankering for some cheese curds!

Can you send me some in the mail?

Anonymous,  March 31, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

OMG, half of this is a page out of my outlaws vocabulary (They live in some snooty Chicago suburb, so not quite this Minnesota, but still)

They drive me crazy with the "by" thing. "We're gonna go by Suzies for Christmas" Why the hell would you want to go by her place? Are her neighbors that close to you? Wont you at least stop in and see her if you're by there?

T March 31, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

OMG - I say half of this and know others who use the other half!! (it's a Southern thing!)

To funny - this list just made my day.

The Incredible Woody March 31, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Guilty - lots of these are in my usual vocabulary too!!

Truth - I didn't know using 'by' like that was wrong!!

HalfAsstic.com March 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Oh so sad.... I didn't need a definition for a single one of these. I knew them all and have used more than a few... *sigh*

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl March 31, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

That is ONE HUMDINGER of a list of reasons to live in the Northwest ; )

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