airlinelover
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Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:17 pm

I hear it all the time. "Where's the car worsh?" "Can I get an extra worshrag/worshcloth?" "I need to worsh myself".

How/When/Where did this become standard for old people?? I NEVER hear a young person say it. I mean, imagine... "Jimmy, say that again and I'll worsh your mouth out with soap!"

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH!

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:05 pm

I've always asked myself if there are indeed too many guys here who have too much time on their hands and no idea how to handle real life.

The answer is: Yes!!! Thanks for proving this Airlinelover!
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:12 pm

Actually, I thought it was more of a geographic dialect thing; like the way Bostonians say 'pahk yoah cah in the Hahvahd yahd' or New Yorkers say 'cawl' or 'cawfee' or Philadelphians say 'wooder'.

The only person(s) I've known to have said 'worsh' are originally from Spokane, Washington state. The one I've heard say it the most is a 40 year old friend of mine.

If it's due to age, maybe it's because of a slurred speech thing.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:23 am

My dad and his side of the family say it all the time...I heard it's an Ohio thing.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:41 am

My parents say it... Central Illinoisans.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:58 am

Funny, my Aunt from Baltimore says it. So I guess it's unique to the Washington, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland quad-state area.

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:18 am

Airlinelover :
Whorsh is more of a Southern twang.
I am sure MD-90 worshes his car!  Laugh out loud
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:31 am

Somebody needs to worsh this thread outta here...

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:36 am

Hear it all the time up here....
 
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:21 pm

Dads family says it..Northern/Central Illinois

drives me crazy
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:28 pm

My mothers side of the family says it all the time, and you guessed it, central Ohio.


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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:30 pm

No, even down here it's an older person thing. They also saw "fohrwth" instead of "fourth," which I think is similiar.

It's not as bad as yankees (like my dad) saying "idear." My gosh, it's IDEA!
 
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:34 pm

Daddy's guilty; he's from the south 'burbs of Chicago, IL.

Step Mommy's guilty; she's from, hold your breath.............. OHIO!!!

I'm from the southwest suburbs of Chicago more commonly known as Central Illinois, and it's wash for me.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:16 pm

My best friend always says it and he is from Virginia. My stepdad says it and he's from South Carolina. I have known a lot of people from Maryland who say it to. Personally I think it sounds awful.

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:23 pm

The only person(s) I've known to have said 'worsh' are originally from Spokane, Washington state.

Wow...that's the worst! For many people here in WASHington state, hearing it pronounced "Worshington" or even "Warshington" is like nails on a chalkboard! Even our newly reelected senior US Senator says "Warshington"...uggghhh.... Nuts

Of course, there are a LOT of midwestern transplants around here... Insane
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:35 pm

I've always asked myself if there are indeed too many guys here who have too much time on their hands and no idea how to handle real life.

The answer is: Yes!!! Thanks for proving this Airlinelover!


Nah. I was working Audit (overnite), got all my work done, and got bored..

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:39 pm

Being from Spokane, Washington, I can offer this insight. My friend's grandfather still says Warshington, and we always laugh and joke with him. He claims, that back in the day, they were taught to say Warshington (as in the state) as opposed to Washington (automatically implying D.C.) Claims it goes back to grade school and all. Its an older person thing here as far as I can tell. Its fun though, because I now have an employee from DC (as I refer to it) who will tell people he's from Washington, thinking that we all assume we know he's talkin' bout DC. In the background you'll hear me holler, "You're from DC bitch!"
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:51 am

In Oklahoma, especially in the rural areas where people have taken off the hood of old cars to make a planter out of them and displayed them in the their yard, people say worsh. They also say things like "ain't", "Have a goodin," and the worst one of all, "I'm fixin' to go to the store."

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:56 am

15 people yesterday.. Next person who says that is getting smacked!!

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:58 am

Another vote for Central Illinois. My g-pa says it all the time. And..... Worter..



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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:23 pm

One of my former coworkers used it and she was a Central Florida Redneck. I wanted to tape her mouth shut every time I would hear "Warter".

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:23 am

"I'm from the southwest suburbs of Chicago more commonly known as Central Illinois, and it's wash for me."

Anything south of Orland Park is Southern Illinois man, its nothing but Corn, U of I and Springfield and then Kentucky haha  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:26 pm

Hey, 159th was like the Mason Dixon line growing up. South of the malls was tumbleweed country with a radio antenna interdispersed here and there. Today's a different story, but if it's not Joliet that's referred to, it might as well be fixin' to be East St. Louis. All the same thing.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:04 pm

tORlet is another one.

Central Illinois as well (Decatur) although I went to private schooling elsewhere and say WASH and TOILET, not worsh and torlet.

It is most definitely a Midwest thing.

Geeze, had no idea there were so many people with Central Illinois links here :P I cry when I go back, can't wait to get the hell out, although I'm happy to see that at least Bloomington/Normal has caught up with times, Decatur is still, well, 1800s.. Springfield has always been fun!

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:58 am

...while Peoria remains second thing to a ghetto.
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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:40 pm

Why do people say Wal Marts too?

How many are you shopping at that day.

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RE: Why The Heck Do Old People Say Worsh!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:46 pm

To be Linguistically correct here the spelling is WARSH. That is linguistically correct in teh dialect of english known as southern (U.S) american.

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