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Old 11-01-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Here is a slightly silly question. I have always assumed that the legendary sweet shop in Rehoboth is pronounced "Dole's", but when my partner asked me this morning how Dolle's is pronounced, I realised I really wasn't sure if it is pronounced as Dole's, Dollie's, or Doll's. What is the local preferred pronunciation?
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Dollie's!
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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And when you get your sweets, be sure to sing... "Well, well, hellooooooo Dolly!"
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:21 PM
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Location: Ocean View, DE
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jcraig10 said it...Dollie's!
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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No shame in asking, I had the same type question about Lewes and until I asked I was not certain.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Thanks!! Mystery solved!
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:05 AM
 
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I was born in "Lou's".
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I've been surprised how many people have that association with how they think Lewes would be pronounced phonetically, including one person I know who grew up here in northern New Castle Co. I don't have that association. For one thing it helps to know that the name is just another English place-name -- there's a Lewes in England -- just as there's a Dover, a Newcastle (spelled as a compound in England), and Kent and Sussex counties, amongst others. We've spent so much time travelling and living in the UK that the English place-names in this part of the country inevitably bring up mental associations with their original referents in England (or more rarely in Scotland or Wales for the place-names associated with those nations). Just glad that the English renamed the place formerly known as Zwanendaal.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Funny story about mispronunciations. Years ago, I worked on Wall Street on the trading desk and a real rookie mistake that just about everyone new made was the following.

If a particular block of stock was active you had to pick up the phone (public address system, back then) and announce that, so and so company had just traded a large block of stock and the time.

Me: large block trade SCHLUM-BURGER @ 10:15 AM
Them: Hysterical laughter and wild applause and whistling for what seemed like an hour.

I had made the rookie mistake and they were letting me know. The company, of course, let me try tis phonetically, Schlum.ber.zhay. Some 30 years later, I still "laff",about that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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That story is a gem!
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