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Snowbird, Bene, Touron: Favorite word for 'tourist/non resident'

Feb 5th, 2003, 06:52 AM
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Snowbird, Bene, Touron: Favorite word for 'tourist/non resident'

What is you favorite 'word' for tourists or part time residents.

Bene - one who 'sucks' the benefits of the Jersey Shore during summer weekends
Touron - Combination of tourist and moron
Snow Birds - Winter residents of Florida
Bent Necks - Visitors to NYC
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Feb 5th, 2003, 08:19 AM
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"Snow Birds" are found in SouthTexas,Arizona,and SouthernCalifornia as well.Part-time or not,they are a huge boost to the local economies in the long run.They like to tell stories and compare their "cultures" from back home.I have friends who would not have jobs were it not for the S/B's.Six to eight months does indeed make a difference.
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Feb 5th, 2003, 08:31 AM
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Growing up in South Texas, I also saw lots of snowbirds. I never dreamed that I'd ever end up being one, but I hope to start doing that in about 10 or 15 years.
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Feb 5th, 2003, 09:46 AM
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Sucker
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Feb 5th, 2003, 04:27 PM
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I am in South Texas right now, we are on an extensive US trip at the moment. I find the Texans are much more gracious to us Snowbirds, Q Tips or whatever they like to call us people lucky enough to be retired and travel.

The Texans call us Winter Texans and they are warm and welcoming.
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Feb 5th, 2003, 09:29 PM
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In the mountains of WNC, the yearly invasion of the tourists brings two words into the locals' vocabulary:

Floridiot -- combination of Floridian and idiot

IBT -- a rather neutral abbreviation for Idiot [email protected] Tourist

Meanwhile, touron is catching on, but very slowly.
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Feb 6th, 2003, 01:24 PM
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A term I heard from my husband was flatlander. They used the term in northern MI to describe those driving up from the Detroit area on weekends. I don't know if this term is used anywhere else.
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Feb 7th, 2003, 08:02 AM
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from my niece, waitressing while in college:

"customer"
"repeat-customer"
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Feb 7th, 2003, 10:58 AM
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I heard a Wisconsinite refer to the hordes of weekend tourists from Chicagoland as "Ill-annoyances"
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Feb 7th, 2003, 11:00 AM
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Shoobie or Bennie in NJ.
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Feb 7th, 2003, 11:13 AM
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On Cape Cod, we have Snowbirds in the Summer who spend their Winters in Florida. People who move to the Cape from somewhere else are called Wash-ashores.
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Feb 7th, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Grockle (is that only in SW of England - Devon and Cornwall?)

And of course Emmet (= ant)
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