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A Bridgman Dictionary
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More "Why We Talk the Way We Do"
Kenya - Pronounced like the country in Africa example: Kenya loan me five bucks 'til payday
Variants: Kancha Kudah Wudah Shudah Didjah

Broda Broh-dah Baroda: The first 'a' is silent
A small town about three miles East of Bridgman

Bairyun Bear-yun Berrien: The county in which Bridgman is located

Upta Up-tah
Those Broda boys are upta no good or John drove upta St. Joe to see the Blossom Parade

Downta Down-tah
Sam went downta Three Oaks to get some Drier's Baloney Gardyun Gard-yun
That's who takes care of the kids if their parents get kilt

That's what can happen to you if you go round the railroad crossing gates
you could get kilt. Also, a plaid skirt that bagpipers wear

Edopshun Ed-op-shun
Joe and Sally were kilt in a car accident and their kids were put up for edopshun

Beedum Beed-um
The boys basketball team played New Troy last night and beedum 62 - 57

Boddla Bodd-lah
Dave went by Louie's Tavern and ordered a boddla beer
Variants: Quarta Pynta Galna

Brekfist Brek-fist
The first meal of the day

Resternt Res-ternt
You can go by Hyerdall's resternt to eat brekfist

Howja How-jah
Howjah do in that all-nite poker game?
Variants: related to Kenya Dijah Wudjah Kudjah, etc

A small river or stream.
One route between Bridgman and Broda is Lemon Krik Road
Also a minor pain in the upper back or neck:
she had a krik in her neck

Bytn Byt-n
When you go perch fishin they're either bytn or they're not bytn

To recall an event:
I member when Suzie left town

Fewnrull Few-nrull

That's where all your friends pay their last respects when you die

Obitchery O-bitch-er-ee
That's the section of the newspaper to look and see who died

Pladyum Plad-yum
That's the newspaper outa St. Joe. They print the obitcherys

Stedda Sted-dah
Stedda goin' home when the tavern closed, everybody went by Sawyer truckstop for brekfist

Keppit Kep-pit
Some guy found a wallet on the street. Stedda takinit by the police station, he keppit

Givvup Giv-vup
He'd awreddy lost forty dollars in the poker game. Stedda stayin enny longer he givvup and went home

Herb's daughter fell out of a tree'n broker arm; so he runner by Doc Rambo to have it set
Variants: Runnim Runnem

Vern lefta casa beer settin on the back of his truck 'n some sunuvabitch come by 'n stold it

Use this word where you would ordinarily use sit or sat; it works just fine: We looked all over town for him; then we went by Hyerdall's 'n there he set, eatin' fried chicken

Attractive: She was a priddy girl
Variants: Priddyer Priddyest

Describes a location by identifying the principal inhabitant, owner or operator
Judy went by Aunt Pearl for supper. Jim went by Doc Rambo for a flu shot

Are Ares
Denotes possession:
The size of are farm is forty acres. That dog sleepin' in front of the post office is ares

Used at the end of a sentence to emphasize amazement or consternation, similar to an exclamation mark:
After church every Sunday grampa would go by Louie's for a shot & beer yet

Fith Fifth:
The second "f" is silent: My daughter starts fith grade next fall. Jake brought a fith of whiskey to the party

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