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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Are you referring to ice cream that is two flavors? If so, here on the west coast we do not have a name for that.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:41 pm 
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I would never say "she bailed on the plans." I would say "she bailed on me."


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:40 pm 
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I would say "she bailed on my plans", even though "she bailed on the plans" does not sound exactly right to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:35 pm 
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Yeah, now that you mention it, using the possessive sounds better, though I would pluralize it: "She bailed on our plan". Both "plan" and "plans" sound fine to me, though, and I can't figure out if I have any different connotation in them.

"She bailed on me" to me implies that she and I started doing our plans: for example, we met up and had dinner together, but then contra our original plans, she left before going to a movie. When kvetching to my spouse, I'd possibly say something like "Dinner was nice, but she bailed on me before the movie."


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm 
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The act or result of drivers slowing down to view the scene of an accident.

In Chicago, this is called a "gapers' block". In other parts of the country, it's "rubbernecking" and apparently the drivers themselves are referred to as "looky-loos" in some localities.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:32 pm 
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I'm pretty boring about this, too. For me, it's just something like "looking at the scene of an accident."


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Yeah, no special word for this either for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 am 
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I've heard "curiosity delay" on radio traffic reports and I think that's it's only meaning so I would be understood if I called it that.

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I don't have any special word for this either.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:47 pm 
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I would understand "rubbernecking" to be this behavior, and I've heard people around here use the word, but I can't offhand think of when I used it to describe what was going on. More often than not, when my spouse wonders what took so long to get home, I just say "there was an accident".


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:33 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Not a word I've ever used, but I've heard my dad use the term "rubbernecking."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:27 pm 
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I generally forget to say, so if it's relevant and I don't mention it--I'm from Southern Michigan and speak Inland North American English. Yes, I have the Northern Cities Vowel Shift; no, I don't have the cot-caught merger; and it is called pop.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:09 pm 
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You are standing in line/in a queue at a service counter. Somebody who was not standing in line/in the queue when you arrived shows up and takes a place in line/in the queue ahead of you. They have just ____?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:33 pm 
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Cut in line or cut in front of me.

I remember when I was in kindergarten, in the middle of the year, I had a new classmate who was monolingual in Russian, which motivated me to try to learn Russian at the time (I was even allowed to spend some time doing this on my own in school, at the end of the day IIRC). One day, we were lining up, and she cut in front of someone, so I felt I needed to explain to her the concept of how Americans don't like it when you're expected to be in one position in a line and you assume a different one instead, but when I tried to get her to go back to where she was earlier in line, she yelled "[nʲeːː]!!!" and I was like "okay, whatever."


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:58 am 
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I mean, "butt in line" doesn't sound that different from "cut in line," so it's not like the meaning is unclear, and I might have come across it before. I don't remember ever hearing "no butting" before, at least not to mean 'no cutting in line'.

Btw the anecdote that I mentioned in my last post took place (in my last year) in St. Louis.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:38 pm 
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"Cut in line" or "cut in front of me" for me. I would understand what "butt in line" meant, but wouldn't say it myself, and might be a little surprised to hear it. The context I think of when I hear "butt in" would be someone butting into a conversation or event--inserting themselves into it, even though they weren't invited.

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I generally forget to say, so if it's relevant and I don't mention it--I'm from Southern Michigan and speak Inland North American English. Yes, I have the Northern Cities Vowel Shift; no, I don't have the cot-caught merger; and it is called pop.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 pm 
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In school, we said "push in". I don't think I have a natural phrase to say anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:13 pm 
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This question is specifically for speakers of those English varieties in which the primary meaning of "torch" is "electric torch" (i.e. NAE "flashlight"):



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