Alannic City: Where the casinos are.
Ast: Past tense of "ask." (As in "I ast for a raise.")
The Avenue: In northern Hudson County, my homeland, Bergenline Ave., one of the main drags and shopping districts.
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Bawdwawk: One of the main attractions down the Shaw.
Benny: A tourist from NY or North Jersey at the Shore. Supposedly derived from "Brooklyn, Edison, Newark, New York."
Braw-way: The "Great White Way" in Manhattan.
Brudduh: Male sibling.
Cah: Motor vehicle.
Camaro: The preferred method of transportation for guidos and goojeens (see below).
Cods: What they play blackjack with in Alannic City.
Choon gum: Juicy Fruit, Doublemint, etc.
Dare: Opposite of "here."
Dawduh: Female offspring.
DYFS (DIE-fuss): Division of Youth and Family Services, the NJ state child welfare agency. Also pronounced DOO-fus.
Egg cream: A mixture of milk, chocolate syrup, and club soda. Contains neither eggs nor cream.
Fodduh: Male parent.
Freakin' (var.: frickin', friggin'): A softer, truncated version of the "F-bomb."
Goojeen: An Italian-American princess.
Guido (GWEE-doh): An Italian-American prince. John Travolta's Tony Manero character in Saturday Night Fever was the quintessential guido.
Hawoyiz?: How are you?
Hayadoon? How are you doing?
Hollween: October 31st.
Jawjuh: The state between S. Carolina & Florida.
Jeet? Did you eat?
Jints (rhymes with "pints"): One of the NFL teams that plays in Jints Stadium (aka Jimmy Hoffa's burial site). They share the Stadium with the Jets.
Kin: Can (As in "Kin youse call ya fodduh?")
Line: African cat. (As in "Line King.")
Long Guyland: Long Island, NY
Mint: 60 seconds.
Mudduh: Female parent.
Nawt: Opposite of "Sout"
Noork: Where the airport is located.
N'Yawk: The city/state across the Hudson River.
Pawk: Pig meat.
Piney: A native of the Pine Barrens, the unique pine forest that covers most of southern New Jersey.
Pock: A recreational area or storing your car. As in "Youse kin pock ya cah in da pock."
Pockway: The Garden State Parkway.
The Pony: The holiest shrine in Bruce Springsteen fandom, the Stone Pony is a bar in Asbury Park where The Boss got his start.
Proshoot: Prosciutto (a type of Italian ham).
Shaw: Where the beaches are. As in "Youse take da Pockway to da Shaw."
Soor: A storm grate.
Sout: Opposite of "Nawt."
Smattah? What's the matter?
Spaldeen: A pink rubber ball.
Stoont: Someone going to school (As in "nursing stoont.")
Terlet: A bathroom fixture.
Whachadoon? What are you doing?
Ya lisnina me? Are you listening to me?
Yo! A greeting.
Youse: Plural of "you."
Zat? What's that?
Zatchoo? Is that you?
Zup? What's up?
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