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May 19, 2008 09:11 |  #1

that everybody knows except me.

Let's hear it, Obviously i've never heard of a five brothers. (i've been told repeatedly to try it). Hush puppies are edible, sorta.. when folks say Washington they mean DC and not the state, shirley temples are made with ginger ale and not sprite out here, what does ginger ale taste like anyway?.. there is the incredibly obnoxious tolls whenever you drive :evil:.. A hot dog is a koney, atleast that's what the commercial called it. Carl's Jr. is still Carl's Jr. only know folks call it Hardees (why?).. Oh, it's permissable out here for folks to walk around with clothing styled like the confederate flag :shock:. There's more I just can't think up it all... So, what am I missing?... I know there's tons, so help a West Coaster acclimate...

please.... pretty please........

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May 19, 2008 10:40 |  #2

On Coney Island...they call hot dogs coneys...most everywhere else it is still a hot dog. How did you make a BV and ginger if you didn't have ginger? Still a fairly popular drink....if you are going to try ginger ale, at least get the good stuff, Canada Dry or Schwepps.

Depending on where you go...there are still a few folks that think the Civil War never ended. Most good rednecks have a 'Federate flag on their truck somewhere. Southerners think you can talk ill of anyone as long as you include the phrase "Bless his/her heart". If you ever overhear someone saying "Sari is a bit special, bless her heart", you just got dumped on big time.

Real southern cooking contains at least 3 parts grease/lard to any other ingredient. Don't expect to find good Italian or seafood restaurants west of I-95. People seem to think iced tea should have sugar in it. They don't have rolls...everything is served on a biscuit...and if you want decent baked goods...head for Philly, NY or DC....you aren't apt to find any outside the cities.


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May 19, 2008 10:47 |  #3

And if someone offers you a boiled peanut...run!


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May 19, 2008 10:51 |  #4

Woolburr wrote in post #5553702 (external link)
Depending on where you go...there are still a few folks that think the Civil War never ended. Most good rednecks have a 'Federate flag on their truck somewhere.

Sadly, I've seen more confederate flags on trucks in Michigan than I EVER saw in SW Virginia.


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May 19, 2008 11:09 |  #5

saravrose wrote in post #5553258 (external link)
that everybody knows except me.

Let's hear it, Obviously i've never heard of a five brothers. (i've been told repeatedly to try it). Hush puppies are edible, sorta.. when folks say Washington they mean DC and not the state, shirley temples are made with ginger ale and not sprite out here, what does ginger ale taste like anyway?.. there is the incredibly obnoxious tolls whenever you drive :evil:.. A hot dog is a koney, atleast that's what the commercial called it. Carl's Jr. is still Carl's Jr. only know folks call it Hardees (why?).. Oh, it's permissable out here for folks to walk around with clothing styled like the confederate flag :shock:. There's more I just can't think up it all... So, what am I missing?... I know there's tons, so help a West Coaster acclimate...

please.... pretty please........

sari.

Um, no tolls down here where I live. Never heard of a "koney". Don't know what Carl's Jr. is and never been to a Hardee's. Never seen ANYONE dressed like a confederate flag and I live in NC! I think you are generalizing about the entire east coast. Every state on this side is extremely different. A submarine sandwich is called a sub in NJ, a grinder in CT, and a hoagie in PA for starters. I'm sure there are a number of things where you are currently residing that are very different from other places on the east coast. Are you near any city? Perhaps you feel out of place because you're living around locals? Don't know. I never felt that out of touch when I was in San Francisco. Never lived on the west coast. Never will.


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May 19, 2008 11:14 |  #6

Where exactly on the east coast are you?
Tolls do cost some money, but if you get an EZpass then you get the pleasure of passing hundreds of cars at a time that are stopped to hand in their cash.
I think you only find coney dogs in the NY area, but I have only seen hush puppies in the south (NC mostly), so I am having trouble figuring out where you are.
General advice includes: Don't try to drive in New Jersey, and if you do don't follow any of the signs; they will all lead you wrong.
Just like Washington, most of the time when people say New York they also mean the city. Most of the rest is called "Upstate NY".
oh, and stay away from boiled peanuts.


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May 19, 2008 11:21 |  #7

And while we are talking about parts of the country, can you all help me out a little?

In Maryland you get jimmies on the top of your ice cream, but in New York I have to ask for sprinkles or I get funny looks. Where else are they called jimmies?


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May 19, 2008 11:24 |  #8

Mum2J&M wrote in post #5553896 (external link)
..A submarine sandwich is called a sub in NJ, a grinder in CT, and a hoagie in PA for starters...l.

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May 19, 2008 11:42 |  #9

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In NY it's called a------------ Hero

Maybe in the city...ask for a hero upstate and you will get directions to one of the military bases or a firehouse. Upstate...its a sub.


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May 19, 2008 13:17 |  #10

Woolburr wrote in post #5554114 (external link)
Maybe in the city...ask for a hero upstate and you will get directions to one of the military bases or a firehouse. Upstate...its a sub.

LOL! And to the above poster, they are called "jimmies" in Boston too. I never knew wtf people were talking about until someone told me! I grew up with "sprinkles." You need to ask UK people what they call them. I think they are like "hundreds of thousands" or something weird like that... and stuffed animals are "cuddly toys." ;)


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May 19, 2008 14:00 |  #11

Woolburr wrote in post #5553702 (external link)
On Coney Island...they call hot dogs coneys...most everywhere else it is still a hot dog. How did you make a BV and ginger if you didn't have ginger? Still a fairly popular drink....if you are going to try ginger ale, at least get the good stuff, Canada Dry or Schwepps.

Depending on where you go...there are still a few folks that think the Civil War never ended. Most good rednecks have a 'Federate flag on their truck somewhere. Southerners think you can talk ill of anyone as long as you include the phrase "Bless his/her heart". If you ever overhear someone saying "Sari is a bit special, bless her heart", you just got dumped on big time.

Real southern cooking contains at least 3 parts grease/lard to any other ingredient. Don't expect to find good Italian or seafood restaurants west of I-95. People seem to think iced tea should have sugar in it. They don't have rolls...everything is served on a biscuit...and if you want decent baked goods...head for Philly, NY or DC....you aren't apt to find any outside the cities.

ginger ale isn't served on the west coast i'd heard of it on television shows but, I thought it was something obscure that's not really made anymore and now it's like every other soft drink.
So, far i've seen the confederate flag on atleast half a dozen trucks, on a purse, as an emblem on a jacket and quite a few houses.. I understand that it doesn't have the same emphasis out here as it does back home, In Idaho that particular flag is a symbol of the KKK and other weirdos that reside at the very tip of the state, anybody hear of Ruby Ridge?... (creepy stuff).. and not something that's shown in public often, if at all.
The sweet tea thing is a little strange but I had a couple of Great uncles from Georgia so I actually know how to make it. The fried food thing is throwing me a little bit. But it's not a huge stretch it's just much more extreme out here... Fried Twinkies???..
It does feel different and i'm constantly having a location, store, brand etc. explained to me. The strangest and probably hardest for folks to relate to is the differences in restaurant lingo that i'm experiencing... "entree" are now "a mains".. 'selling' is now a 'push' thank god '86' and 'fire' still exists. Drink recipes and names are turned around. It is entertaining but i'm starting to get impatient with myself..

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May 19, 2008 14:01 |  #12

hmm.. boiled peanut??... somebody tell me what the heck a boiled peanut is about?..

oh, and I am in a little town about an hour and a half away from DC.


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May 19, 2008 14:02 |  #13

saravrose wrote in post #5555053 (external link)
ginger ale isn't served on the west coast


Ginger Ale is one of the few sodas I drink and I am a west coaster - I love it!




  
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May 19, 2008 14:27 |  #14

I'm afraid boiled peanuts are just what they sound like. Toss a bunch of peanuts (still in the shell) into salt water and let 'em boil until the shells get mushy . . . You don't have to eat the shells, though.


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May 19, 2008 14:43 |  #15

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I'm afraid boiled peanuts are just what they sound like. Toss a bunch of peanuts (still in the shell) into salt water and let 'em boil until the shells get mushy . . . You don't have to eat the shells, though.

Although the shells might just be the best part....:shock:


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