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Southern Dictionary: Toboggan June 1, 2008

Posted by smooregasbord in General.

While most folks know a toboggan to be a device on which you sit and slide down a hill in the snow,
most southerners call that a sled.

A toboggan is actually what you see above.



1. Beth Camp - June 1, 2008

Were you in church the time Dale nearly lost all control of the congregation when he referred to one of these in a sermon and most people could not imagine what a toboggan would be doing on anyone’s head? Good times . . . where were you today?

2. smooregasbord - June 2, 2008

No, but that is funny!!

We went to a wedding in PA and while it looks like it’s pretty close on a map, in actuality, it’s really not.

3. Nicole - June 4, 2008

OMG, I totally am with you on this. Oddly enough, Brad doesn’t even call it a toboggan but it so is! Thanks for setting the record straight! :o)

4. smooregasbord - June 5, 2008

It’s so weird. I never knew a toboggan to be anything but a winter cap until I moved here. It’s funny all the random words that I say which elicit strange looks. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it’s not so funny after all!

5. Sara Beth - June 16, 2008

Jamey and I went to the Music City Bowl in Nashville a few years ago when Wisconsin was playing. I needed a toboggan, and we went to the Wisconsin souvenir booth and Jamey begged me not to call it that because he said the guy wouldn’t know what I was talking about. So, I start trying to describe what I’m looking for and the guy goes, “You mean a toboggan?” Suck it, Arcara!

6. smooregasbord - June 16, 2008

Give him hell, Sara Beth!!

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