Do you use the term ‘Telephone Pole’? I saw the note someone taped to a pole and had to laugh. I know we use the term down south because the phone lines were hung long before power lines. Now when possible they run phone lines under ground, Now they are mostly Power Poles but only a few folks I know use that term.
Over yonder: We use that to give directions down south. Sometimes it is ‘Way over Yonder’.
Cut across: Take a short route or make a path.
Up chuck: To throw up, but where did it come from? Beats me, but I have done it a few times. Until my girl got pregnant, she had never thrown up. She did not take kindly to my smile when she learned how it felt.
Carburetor: The thingy on top of the engine in OLD cars. At times to start your car you needed to pour a little gas in it or shoot some starter fluid in. (Hard to do on the new fangled fuel injection things.)
Crank the car, some of us folk still crank a car, I noticed Rick over in mid Alabama, still cranks his truck, do you crank your car?
I remember my uncle in South Carolina had a tractor that he still cranked.
Emergency brakes: I still say that but now parking brakes,
Do you use any terms that date you?
- I still say Ice box sometimes.
The Hansa, a German car:
I like the old ones…