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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    [I] was taught that "petrol" was the word for gasoline, and my grandfather used to also sometimes say "West Virginee." Of course, he was from that old mountain generation - he literally grew up in a log cabin and ran around barefoot. I mean, we all ran around barefoot (and I still do!) but apparently he had less of a choice in the matter.
    It is the word for gasoline!
    That girls are raped, that two boys knife a third,
    Were axioms to him, who'd never heard
    Of any world where promises were kept,
    Or one could weep because another wept.

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    My husband will sometimes call gasoline, petrol. I didn't know it was a dialect thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adasta View Post
    It is the word for gasoline!
    In the UK!

    Many settlers in the WV mountains were Scots-Irish. Weird dialect and accents tend to stick around longer in places that have no reliable connection the outside world. Because of its mountainous terrain, WV was far behind the rest of the country until at least the 1950's when highways and bridges were built, including tunnels straight through mountains. I am proud to say my grandfather and great-uncle were a vital part of all of that happening in WV when they returned from the military following WWII and Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    In the UK!

    Many settlers in the WV mountains were Scots-Irish. Weird dialect and accents tend to stick around longer in places that have no reliable connection the outside world. Because of its mountainous terrain, WV was far behind the rest of the country until at least the 1950's when highways and bridges were built, including tunnels straight through mountains. I am proud to say my grandfather and great-uncle were a vital part of all of that happening in WV when they returned from the military following WWII and Korea.
    I think "petrol" waa favoured here because we like to maintain links with Latin (via French or Old French); in America, it's more of a free-for-all, probably due to the lessened effects of the Norman invasion (of England) in 1066.

    On a semi-related note, I find the accents of those from WV and related areas to be quite sweet, particularly with their pre-dereliction for "antiquated" words or phrases.

    That being said, most American accents are cute in their own way. West coast accents always sound chirpy and bubbly, as if there is in fact some sunshine in their voice (as long as they're a part of the "lyyk wutevuh" crew). East coast also sounds like they're a bit hassled. I reckon that's the English influence again.
    That girls are raped, that two boys knife a third,
    Were axioms to him, who'd never heard
    Of any world where promises were kept,
    Or one could weep because another wept.

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