Quote from stevielynn
And its a Roly Poly bug. :chuckle
Huh-uh, it's a POTATO BUG where I come from!!
It's funny, I've always referred to carbonated drinks as "sodas" or "Cokes" (regardless of brand), but never thought much about where these particular terms originated. Of course, I knew Coca-Cola (actually pronounced "Co-Cola") was invented in the South......heck, it even used to have COCAINE in it. Most of my family was also from the South, particularly Texas and Kentucky, so I picked up some of the vernacular from that part of the country while growing up. I remember being very confused when a girl who moved from New England to our town in the fifth grade asked me for an "elastic"........she meant rubber band!
And while I'm 'fessing up.......I call a creek a "crick", a sale on someone's lawn a "yard sale", and even refer to "y'all" on occasion. Then you add the Latino influence I grew up with to the mix and you get some interesting blends of phrases that I guess you'd call Tex-Mex ("Hey, you wanna check out that yard sale, mi hija?"