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WVRed
07-23-2008, 08:22 PM
Sad thing is, to be funny there has to be an element of truth to it.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_xYyjL2g12G0/SGvaNAQfT_I/AAAAAAAAAjM/X3pByrVRsM4/s1600-h/How_West_Virginia_Sees_America.jpg

I would post the picture but it is a little too big.

Degenerate39
07-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Sad thing is, to be funny there has to be an element of truth to it.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_xYyjL2g12G0/SGvaNAQfT_I/AAAAAAAAAjM/X3pByrVRsM4/s1600-h/How_West_Virginia_Sees_America.jpg

I would post the picture but it is a little too big.

I work with a guy who calls Washington Warshington. That's one of my pet peeves.

improbus
07-23-2008, 08:57 PM
I once asked a West-Virginian who they make fun of....he thought about it, and said, "poorer West-Virginians". Good stuff.

KittyDuran
07-23-2008, 08:58 PM
I work with a guy who calls Washington Warshington. That's one of my pet peeves.That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle. :)

Gainesville Red
07-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Last year (It may have been two years ago) I was on a plane from Atlanta to Jacksonville the night before the West Virginia bowl game. It was filled with West Virginia fans. Until then, I wasn't aware that I had never met anyone from West Virginia. My girlfriend and I were fascinated with the accent. Everyone was really friendly, it was a fun flight. Good conversation. Good people.

WVRed
07-23-2008, 09:17 PM
That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle. :)

I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".

KittyDuran
07-23-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".or a creek a "crick"...:D

macro
07-24-2008, 09:14 AM
I'm originally from Kentucky, where Tim Wilson makes fun of people for calling a tower a "tire" and a tire a "tar".

Oddly, I'm pretty sure Wilson now makes his home in Louisville when he's not on the road.

:laugh:

RedsBaron
07-24-2008, 12:28 PM
I once asked a West-Virginian who they make fun of....he thought about it, and said, "poorer West-Virginians". Good stuff.

Funny map, with some truth to it.
I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.

RANDY IN INDY
07-24-2008, 12:50 PM
Funny map, with some truth to it.
I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.

From a country boy from Cabell County, I've always liked it "out Wayne." Of course, where I'm from in Cabell County, they make fun of us too!:laugh:

marcshoe
07-24-2008, 04:26 PM
I don't get it. I thought it was supposed to be a joke map, but instead it's accurate. Oh well. :confused:

fwiw, I don't say "Warshington", though I know people who do. The county I'm from itself has four or five different accents. Last year my father, who is from Pennsylvania and didn't raise me, came to visit and said that since he'd moved to Mississippi and then Virginia he'd realized we didn't have southern accents. We visited Logan County that day, and he changed his mind a little (in truth they talk more like Kentucky).

This is just a weird place. You'll never figure us out; you might as well stop trying. :cool:

OldRightHander
07-24-2008, 04:30 PM
That's how my family pronounces it as well... along with zink for sink, and vehitcle for vehicle. :)

They don't call it Hamiltucky for nothing.

marcshoe
07-24-2008, 04:33 PM
From a country boy from Cabell County, I've always liked it "out Wayne." Of course, where I'm from in Cabell County, they make fun of us too!:laugh:

A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.

I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.

marcshoe
07-24-2008, 04:37 PM
Funny map, with some truth to it.
I live in Wayne County, West Virginia. I have noticed that some people in the northern part of the county, which is more populous and prosperous, sometimes make fun of those from the southern part of the county. Some people in adjacent Cabell County, where Huntington and Marshall University are, sometimes make fun of all of Wayne County. People in Charleston, the state capitol which is located in Kanawha County, sometimes act superior to the rest of the state. Meanwhile, some people outside of West Virginia make fun of all West Virginians.

I likely shouldn't tell this story, but when I worked for a national charitable organization I attended a regional meeting of some sort at a resort. I introduced myself to a group from Virginia, and one of them, hearing only that I worked out of the Charleston office, said, "Don't worry about him being from West Virginia. He's from Charleston, where I used to live, and it's not like the rest of the state."

True story.

All of us think we're a little better than the other guy, I guess.

SeeinRed
07-24-2008, 04:52 PM
A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.

I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.

I'm from Adams County just 60 or so miles east of Cincinnati. When we are in Cincinnati and someone asks where we are from we say Adams County. Not because thats what we think, but because nobody knows where Winchester, Seaman, Cherry Fork and so forth are. Some people do know where Peebles is for some reason. When I tell someone I'm from Winchester, they say "Kentucky?" or "Canal Winchester?" When my buddy tells people he is from Seaman they always think he is being clever. Never call somebody who isn't from around Adams County if you are just sitting somewhere in the town of Seaman and calling them. Saying "I'm just sitting here in Seaman" doesn't always sound right to them.

OldRightHander
07-24-2008, 05:05 PM
I'm from Adams County just 60 or so miles east of Cincinnati. When we are in Cincinnati and someone asks where we are from we say Adams County. Not because thats what we think, but because nobody knows where Winchester, Seaman, Cherry Fork and so forth are. Some people do know where Peebles is for some reason. When I tell someone I'm from Winchester, they say "Kentucky?" or "Canal Winchester?" When my buddy tells people he is from Seaman they always think he is being clever. Never call somebody who isn't from around Adams County if you are just sitting somewhere in the town of Seaman and calling them. Saying "I'm just sitting here in Seaman" doesn't always sound right to them.

I go out to Seaman sometimes to that Amish market right off the highway there. They make some darn good rye bread.

SeeinRed
07-24-2008, 05:44 PM
I go out to Seaman sometimes to that Amish market right off the highway there. They make some darn good rye bread.


Ah yes. The Amish Market owned by Meninites where they repackage things and sell them for higher prices because its from the "Amish." Obviously, I'm a little bitter, but they do have some really good stuff. The furniture is very overpriced if you ask me, but hey.

OldRightHander
07-24-2008, 05:46 PM
Ah yes. The Amish Market owned by Meninites where they repackage things and sell them for higher prices because its from the "Amish." Obviously, I'm a little bitter, but they do have some really good stuff. The furniture is very overpriced if you ask me, but hey.

I don't buy the pre-packaged stuff. They bake some of their own bread there and it's very good. The other stuff I can get at Jungle Jim's as well and that's a lot closer to home.

Not long ago I was passing through Pennsylvania and came across a real Amish market, none of the pre-packaged things and a lot cheaper. My guess is that there aren't too many of those places around anymore.

improbus
07-24-2008, 06:01 PM
A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.

I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.
Alot of Kentucky works that way too.

GAC
07-24-2008, 09:10 PM
or a creek a "crick"...:D

I've always called it a crick.... and I'm not from WV.

A "creek" is what you have in a door hinge that needs oiled.

I also "worsh" my clothes. ;)

WebScorpion
08-04-2008, 03:51 PM
I've always called it a crick.... and I'm not from WV.

A "creek" is what you have in a door hinge that needs oiled.

I also "worsh" my clothes. ;)

My Grandma was born and raised in Madeira (Graduated from the 3rd graduating class of Madeira High School) and she always used the 'warshing' machine. Especially after we came back from horsin' around in the crick. She always liked to serve us sugarmelon and muskmelon too, which we loved. Oh, and she was the only one who always gave us pop. Her dad was a driver of one of the streetcars downtown and she claimed every day they would go to one of the breweries (Burger, I think...I can't remember which one for sure) and get a pitcher of beer for him and bring it to him with his lunch. But I digress.
Anyway, she always sounded like she was from the country but had never lived there. Odd.

SunDeck
08-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Anyway, she always sounded like she was from the country but had never lived there. Odd.


I remember a lot of the older folks sounding that way, growing up on the west side. My mom's family especially- they were from Delhi when it was still farms. "Worsh", half an "are", take a "shar", but use the "torlit" first.