A what barn?
So yesterday I was having a normal conversation with a friend from a west coast state. You may recall that I am a mid-westerner, more specifically a proud Hoosier currently living in the "Land of Lincoln".
For once that was not a digression, but actually relevant to the topic.
Anywho....We were talking about lack of storage space and how more was always needed. I said, "Ideally I would have at least a 3 car garage and probably a pole barn"
To which she said, "A WHAT barn? Sorry you lost me"
Did I lose any of you?
I had no idea that other people didn't call those multi purpose buildings with aluminum siding "pole barns". So I decided to ask a few Lincolnians if they knew what I was talking about. They did not.
I had the same feeling I did my freshman year when talking to my college roommate. I told her that when I was little I was "Dutchy".
Lose you on that one too?
Dutchy is what you call a little kid with a speech issue. It's not meant to mock the residents of Holland. I'm not really sure where it came from to be honest.
For example: I couldn't say L sounds so I said Yuve for Love, or Yucky for Lucky. My dad was Dutchy too. He said Tair Tep instead of Stair Step. Don't worry. Dad and I both got over our issues, turns out he had hearing issues, and well who knows what my issue was. But a little time in speech therapy cured me!
So I'm wondering if anyone else has ever run into this "regionalization" of terms. I would love to hear some examples!
And for the record, a pole barn is where you would keep your shop, classic car, horse, derby car, dirt bike, tractor, hay bales, four-wheeler, or anything else you might not be able to fit into your garage.
And no, it's NOT the same thing as a regular barn. Those have wood for siding.