Monday, May 26, 2008

the mini mart


The other day, I was standing by some friends and said, " I have to run to the mini mart to get some ice." They both looked at me and said.... "what is a mini mart?" I started to laugh and said, "you know, the gas station down the street?" They had no idea what I was talking about. It made me laugh and I realized that what is said in the Northwest differs from the Midwest.... for instance, we call it a barbecue..... you know, when you cook hamburgers and hot dogs outside. People here call it grilling out. It is funny to think of the differences.. can you think of any more?

3 comments:

Kelly Weinberg said...

Kristy, that is so funny! I was at a "barbeque" yesterday in Seattle and I asked if there was anymore pasta salad, but I drew out the "a" in salad, and someone said are you from Chicago b/c you just said salad like they do there. It's funny how we say things like we did where we grew up. I have heard the mini mart phrase here and wondered what it meant too! :)

Bethany Patrice said...

while at CBC I used to get made fun of for the way I said "dolls" because it sounded more like "dalls." Also, people from Chicago measure everything in minutes. For example: How far is it to the city? 2o minutes. Everyone else would answer with miles.

Mathews Family said...

This made me laugh because I can't even count how many times I've had the barbecue discussion with someone in the Mathews family :)
Jesse calls it a "stocking cap" and I call it a "toboggan" Also, Jesse calls it a "minute mart."