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YOU MIGHT BE FROM OHIO IF...... You've had to switch from AC to heat, in the same day. You end your sentences with unnecessary prepositions, such as: "Where's my coat at?" You install... Read More

  1. by   bethin
    When you're driving on the interstate in another state and other drivers are treating you like you have "student driver" plastered on your car.
  2. by   mcmike55
    Hello fellow Ohioians, and language destroyers out there!!
    Sorry, I have not contributed to this thread for a while, but I heard someone talking the other day, and made me wonder.
    We may have already covered this....but....when did the english language add a T at the end of the word,,twice????
    I overheard someone talking, and I swear,,,she did it several times!!!

    Along the same lines, again, I think this has been addressed, but when was an R added to wash,,,,as in "mom just hung out the warsh", or "I can't wait to visit the White House when I go to Warshington DC this summer."

    The english language is tough enough, but when you add in local twists, man, I pitty anyone trying to learn it. Case in point, take the word "bow". It means bow, as in bow and arrow, the front of a ship, a boyfriend, a ribbon on a package, or to bend over like at the end of a performance. How many did I miss?? And I'm sure there are dozens of additional examples.

    Big L....I feel your pain about Sea World. We live in Cambridge, a couple of hours south. When our girls were little, Sea World was an annual trek for us. Many times, we would stay a night or two at a nearby motel, so that we could be there early, and stay late for the fireworks and the special evening shows. Many, many great memories there. I agree,,,a sea based park in Ohio???!!! But, boy, do I miss it!!!

    Mike
  3. by   sassy7cassy
    The english language is tough enough, but when you add in local twists, man, I pitty anyone trying to learn it. Case in point, take the word "bow". It means bow, as in bow and arrow, the front of a ship, a boyfriend, a ribbon on a package, or to bend over like at the end of a performance. How many did I miss?? And I'm sure there are dozens of additional examples.
    ?

    This has nothing to do with "local twists". Bow means bow as in bow and arrow, the front of a ****, a ribbon on a package, or to bend over at the end of a performance according to the English language universally. "Beau" means "a boyfriend" universally......in French, but English-speakers sometimes say that as well.
  4. by   mizbrwn1512
    you know you're from Ohio when somebody says something you don't understand and you say 'please?'
  5. by   charebec65
    Quote from bethin
    When you're driving on the interstate in another state and other drivers are treating you like you have "student driver" plastered on your car.
    My daughter categorically refused to put the 'student driver' sticker on the car. I didn't push it as one coudn't see it well through the window tinting anyway and my other 4 kids did just fine without before they came out with them. Besides, she drove all of our cars and it certainly would have been silly to keep changing it around.
  6. by   charebec65
    Quote from mizbrwn1512
    you know you're from Ohio when somebody says something you don't understand and you say 'please?'

    Please?


    (Kings Island area here)
  7. by   Nursechick07
    My granny who lives in Beverly (between Zanesville and Marietta), has always told us kids to get our feet off of the davenport (couch), asked us if we wanted mangoes (green peppers) in our salad.
  8. by   anniev
    I love Ohio it is pretty and green right now (okay also like a green house) and winter is also pretty ( and the reason I have 4 wheel drive!) But by far my favorite season in Ohio is fall it is perfect!!
  9. by   ShayRN
    The whole "Warshington" was out by my generation. My mother had a third grade teacher who made her write 100 times
    "There is no "r"in Washington" LMAO, wish I could shake her hand.

    I don't think anyone mentioned the funky pronunceation of grocery.

    Lets go to the groSHREE store later. Grrr, it drives me nuts.

    Is there anywhere else in the country that you can drive literally 5 minutes from the inner city slums and be in REALLY nice neighborhoods? Or for that matter drive 30 minutes and be in the COUNTRY?
  10. by   kimberlyrb
    Hi,
    I was born and raised in Ohio but have live in central California since just after graduating from Akron City Hospital School of Nursing in Dec 1979 (now closed) and I think the hospital is now named something else. I really got a kick out of the post "You might be from Ohio If" It did bring back some memories. If anyone else graduated from Akron City Hospital I'd love to hear from them.yelclap: I recently rec. a catalog that my cousin had saved from 1979- 1980. It was very interesting as I was pictured in it! I don't remember it at all! That's what age does to you.

    Have A Great Day!

    Kimberly
  11. by   FireFly07
    I was born and raised in the Cincinnati (east side)...but I live in Indy now. I love Indiana-but Ohio is always close in my heart. Everything on that list was so true. And Skyline rocks!
  12. by   mcmike55
    Early on, I mentioned the main "seasons" in Ohio, winter, almost winter, just past winter, construction and football, something like that.
    Currently,,,for those not here in the Buckeye State right now, we, at least in SE Ohio, are rather short on rain water.
    The other day, we had just enough to settle the dust, so what I have right now, in my front yard is either is growing weeds, or dead (crunchy) grass.
    Nothing in between!!!:angryfire

    At least I don't have to spend my $3 a gallon gas to cut the weeds, so often.
    Welcome to the dog days of summer in Ohio!

    Mike
  13. by   mcmike55
    Hey, I got another one last night!!
    When it rains real hard, I've heard of cloud bursts, gulley washers, etc,

    But "toad strangler" !!????

    Anyone else heard this one...and where did this one come from???!!

    Mike

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