|Posted: 1/13/2013 10:22:25 PM|
Boston here.... I say it all the time, especially when my students are being "freshies"!!!
Loc: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 1/13/2013 10:22:51 PM|
I grew up in Maine & Massachusetts & remember getting called "fresh" and sometime "wicked fresh" - I knew "wicked" was regional but I didn't know "fresh" was.
Loc: Fairfield, OH
|Posted: 1/13/2013 11:11:54 PM|I've never heard that expression used here in Cincinnati. Not sure what it means.
Loc: Easton, Massachusetts
|Posted: 1/13/2013 11:53:10 PM|My goodness I didn't realized there were so many peas from MA in here. Maybe we can set a crop.
Anyways, I lived in MA for a few years and now live in RI and calling your kid fresh is quite normal in here.
Como to think, it is just as usual as calling your kid "fresco/a" in the Dominican Republic.
I tell my younger daughter all the time to "stop being fresh" and not to be a "Freshie" when she is indeed being fresh.
Loc: N. Dallas...land of McMansions
|Posted: 1/14/2013 12:13:49 AM|
I've never heard it. We did spend one year in MA and I was appalled when my daughter came home from school and told me her teacher asked if anyone needed any rubbers in math class. LOL she was apparently talking about erasers. Gotta love regional words!
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 1/14/2013 12:19:42 AM|
Ive lived in California my whole life.
I heard the term 'fresh' a lot as a kid when I overheard adults talking. That and 'Sas' or 'Sassy'
I haven't heard 'fresh' in ages though.
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 1/14/2013 12:24:18 AM|
I am in NJ and I say fresh and I say my grandson is being a "little freshie" when he is being fresh.
|Posted: 1/14/2013 2:03:59 AM|I have heard it, but don't use it. Growing up in Texas, it was smart or sass. Don't get smart with me. Don't sass me.
Fresh has a whole different meaning here.
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|Posted: 1/14/2013 2:11:46 AM|
I've heard it but in Ohio the more common usage is "smart." "Don't get smart with me." "Don't be a smart a#% (or mouth)."
See also: "Sass" or "sassy."
Loc: in a land downunder
|Posted: 1/14/2013 4:03:21 AM|
I grew up in Mass. and always thought "fresh" was a commonly used expression. I've also known it to be used when a boy was "getting fresh" with a girl, though that context seems a little old-fashioned.
I'm in Australia and that is how I recall the word being used in the 70's and 80's
Loc: on the N train, reading the WSJ!
|Posted: 1/14/2013 5:19:37 AM|
My WHOLE family is from Connecticut. I heard the word fresh a lot growing up. My grandmother was especially fond of the expression "Don't you get fresh with me, young man."
We also call it soda and big sandwiches are heroes or subs.
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|Posted: 1/14/2013 6:28:56 AM|
any rubbers in math class. LOL she was apparently talking about erasers. Gotta love regional words!
NEVER heard "rubbers" instead of "erasers" here in MASS in all my 60 years... I've heard it, but I thought it was more an old English term (a gentlemen I used to work with was English and that's what he used.
"Fresh", "Smart" - same meaning .... I also think it's "dated" as kids are a bit more than "fresh" THESE days!! (according to what it meant in OUR day)
and it's DEFINATELY.. "SUBMARINE SANDWICH" OR "SUB" where I grew up...no "hoagies" here
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 1/14/2013 7:21:10 AM|
I'm from the Midwest. I've always heard it in a way that a teenage boy was trying to put the moves on a teenage girl. As in, "That boy tried to get fresh with Susie".
I grew up in the Midwest, too and this is the meaning the word always had for me.
Now that I'm in NJ, I hear it and use in the sassy mouth context.
My mom was visiting once and heard my neighbor use it in reference to her kids. Mom asked me late if "fresh" means something different here. Made me laugh because I hadn't thought of the other meaning for a long time.
|Posted: 1/14/2013 8:55:04 AM|
Grew up in Vermont, most of my family is from Connecticut and recently moved to New Hampshire. "Fresh" was commonplace--and it's always meant "cheeky" or "sassy." I've never heard it as "freshie," though.
Oh, and in Vermont they were GRINDERS not subs or hoagies. Weird, I know...
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|Posted: 1/14/2013 9:38:55 AM|
It is definitely not a Texas expression.
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|Posted: 1/14/2013 10:09:36 AM|
I have not heard anyone use that phrase since Gidget smarted off to her dad about wanting a surfboard to hang with Moondoggie down at the beach!
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Loc: Poconos PA
|Posted: 1/14/2013 10:13:49 AM|
Not a compliment... its a kid who is being rude or mouthy.
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|Posted: 1/14/2013 11:49:35 AM|Hate to throw a wrench in the post. I live in the Rocky Mountains and I use that expression. I learned it from my mom, she was West German. I doubt she picked that up in Germany. Not sure where she learned it.
Off topic..Elphalba...what beautiful children you have. Love that picture.
Loc: NY'er now living in Europe
|Posted: 1/14/2013 11:57:59 AM|
New York raised (30 years) and just lived in RI for 9.. and I have used it many times. Figured it was normal
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|Posted: 1/15/2013 12:26:03 PM|
I'm from California and grew up hearing "Don't be fresh, young lady". Remember the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air"?
Loc: NE Spain
|Posted: 1/15/2013 1:02:26 PM|
In the UK
"Fresh" means a bloke "trying it on" with a girl...rather old fashioned
and, as far as I know, erasers are always rubbers!!!
I sense impending mayhem.
Loc: Beautiful BC
|Posted: 1/15/2013 1:10:11 PM|
I also think it is more old fashioned than regional. I have heard it for being sassy or flirty/smoochy.
yep... and I'm in BC Canada!
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