JBuettner posted:

With all the recent posts, threads, and worries, I just wanted to warn those in the Baltimore area about the zink pest.

(Note: Only those familiar with Bawlmerese might get this.)

 

My mom's side is all of German descent from southern Illinois and St. Louis.  They all say "zink".  I figured it was a German thing.

MikeH

MikeH posted:
JBuettner posted:

With all the recent posts, threads, and worries, I just wanted to warn those in the Baltimore area about the zink pest.

(Note: Only those familiar with Bawlmerese might get this.)

 

My mom's side is all of German descent from southern Illinois and St. Louis.  They all say "zink".  I figured it was a German thing.

Mike - I zink you may be correct   Then again a true Baltimorian calls there city " Balimer"

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

trumptrain posted:

Mike - I zink you may be correct   Then again a true Baltimorian calls there city " Balimer"

No, it is Bawlmer.

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

In Baltimore they pronounce tires as "tars". I grew up in the part of town called "Hollentown" (Highlandtown). Something else that sets Baltimore apart is the use of the word "Hon" as a form of address between strangers.

The only time I ever heard an actor in a movie pronounce "Bawlmer" correctly was in "The Sting" - the gent portraying Curley Jackson. 

"You have to grow old. You don't have to grow up". Ray Bradbury

johnstrains posted:

Oh yeah, my great grandmother always said zink.

EMT's drive an "Amblance."

Women keep their valuables in their "pockeybook."

The county seat of Harford County is "Blair."

In the city go visit "Droodle Hill Park."

And after we cut the grass we sweep the "payment."

And we have "noleum" on the kitchen floor.

Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

Forum Member Since 24 Sept. 2004

 

I am more familiar with drinkn wordor in Wulminon DE. 

Wulminon is spoken by rural original Delawarians in slower DE below the canal.

Never forget when I was in Arizona someone hearing me speak asked if I was from Delaware.  I said no, Philly, they said that was their second guess.   Say what??

I work for a Georgia based company and occasionally need to ask them to repeat what they said.

Many years ago they mentioned their calculations based on a sly drool.  All I could do was laugh.

Eternity is a long time to have been wrong.

Long ago I realized that Everyone from Everywhere Else talks funny. Balimer (been there) is particularly odd. I love the "vacationing downey ocean" bit.

Around here we always get a kick out of the Yankees who ask for "pee-can" pie (it's "p'cahn", darlin'). I can only imagine what a "pee-can" is. Ew. (Now, farther West, in Louisiana, it's "p'cawn".)

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