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Old 07-13-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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[quote=Rob Allen;19987287]I grew up in northern NJ, but my father is from Pittsburgh and my mother's family is from Ohio.

I say 'greasy' with a soft s

coo-pon

don't insert r's (I recall a NJ restaurant manager talking about "tuner salad"; still makes me laugh)

'our' and 'hour' sound exactly the same unless I'm speaking quickly, then 'our' becomes 'are'.

'pen' and 'pin' are different

And I'm apparently unique in this - "you're" sounds like "yoor", not "yore". Again, when speaking quickly it can sound more like "yer".[/quote]

That's the Jersey in ya.

Speaking of which, a friend of mine from Kearny, NJ, says "yuhs", a plural of you. "Are yuhs going to the store?" She also says "Nork" for Newark (most Jerseyans say "New-erk" unless they are tawking about the one in Delaware, which is "New-Ark".)

I've noticed that people from that small area of Hudson County tend to say "Nork", but no one else does.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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how does everyone say "horrible"?

i say "hahr-ih-bul" (that's the best way I can phonetically spell it) but my son says "w h ore-ih-bul" ,lol (CD starred that word out, so I had to add a space between the "w" and the "h" and the "ore"). since we live in the same house, not quite sure it's a regional thing.
That is funny. I grew up saying "fahrest" and "ahrnge" but my older sister says "fore-est" and "or-enge". And I say "horrible" the way you do, but my daughter says it the way your son does.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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envelope

IN-velope or ON-velope.

I tend to use both interchangeably.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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envelope

IN-velope or ON-velope.

I tend to use both interchangeably.
I only use envelopes.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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envelope

IN-velope or ON-velope.

I tend to use both interchangeably.
EN-velope!

LOL, I've heard people say "ON-velope" but never "IN-velope". Although, perhaps the people who don't distinguish between pens and pins do that!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: NJ
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EN-velope!

LOL, I've heard people say "ON-velope" but never "IN-velope". Although, perhaps the people who don't distinguish between pens and pins do that!
i think i say "on-velope", lol - it's one of those words that I'm not sure how I say until it comes out of my mouth in the course of normal conversation (like caramel)!

btw - i grew up in Hudson County and I'm fairly certain I never said "Nork"! Although I speak NOTHING like I used to so I could be wrong! Also, I say "fahrest" and "ahrnge" too, but now I'll have to get my kids to say them!
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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i think i say "on-velope", lol - it's one of those words that I'm not sure how I say until it comes out of my mouth in the course of normal conversation (like caramel)!

btw - i grew up in Hudson County and I'm fairly certain I never said "Nork"! Although I speak NOTHING like I used to so I could be wrong! Also, I say "fahrest" and "ahrnge" too, but now I'll have to get my kids to say them!
Come to think of it, I've only really heard it from Kearny people. Were you from Kearny?

I certainly hope you're teaching your kids to say "cawfee" and "tawk" and "dawg"! Alas, my daughter has been going astray in that regard...sigh. Then again, she's spending next year in China who knows what she'll sound like when she gets back from THERE!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:34 AM
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I grew up saying "fahrest" but switched it up to "for-ist" when I was abouy 13. I say greasy with a Z and "h 0 r-able" for horrible. What about lawyer? Some people tell me that I'm saying "loy-yeh" or "loy-yer." Hmm.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Come to think of it, I've only really heard it from Kearny people. Were you from Kearny?

I certainly hope you're teaching your kids to say "cawfee" and "tawk" and "dawg"! Alas, my daughter has been going astray in that regard...sigh. Then again, she's spending next year in China who knows what she'll sound like when she gets back from THERE!
OMG! No, I didn't grow up in Kearny but my neighbor did and he DOES say "Nork" - how funny!

No self respecting Jersey mom would teach their kids to say silly words like "coffee", "talk" and "dog"! it's "cawfee, tawk and dawg" all the way!! (and "ax" for "ask"!)
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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envelope

IN-velope or ON-velope.

I tend to use both interchangeably.
Neither. I say either "ehn-velope" or "ahn-velope," with the vowel of father or don, rather than dog or on. But I say ahn-velope more.
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I grew up saying "fahrest" but switched it up to "for-ist" when I was abouy 13. I say greasy with a Z and "h 0 r-able" for horrible. What about lawyer? Some people tell me that I'm saying "loy-yeh" or "loy-yer." Hmm.
I think it sounds funny to say it anyway other than loy-yer.
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