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Old 06-09-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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I wonder why couch vs sofa is on the list or ( police ) pulice vs POL- lees.

Or tennis shoes vs gym shoes.

Or cabin vs cottage

Or alligator vs gator
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I was thinking that shopping cart vs buggy would be on there.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I've always known bubbler is kind of a New England thing. My grandmother was born and raised in MA until she was 13 when they moved to Newark, NJ and when I was growing up, she often said 'bubbler' instead of water fountain. It's pretty contained to parts of New England, until she would say that word I'd never known it.

There are New Yorkers/New Jerseyans who also say a variation or "youse". It doesn't sound like "yoos" but more like "yas", like if you were to add an 's' to 'ya'. I guess it's a lazy way of making 'ya' (the way we often wind up pronouncing 'you') plural and I hear kind of hear it a lot around here. "How are yas doing?" for example.
My friend from Kearny (Hudson County) says "yas". Pronounced "yuhz".
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I never realized I was in the minority for pronouncing crayon as "cran." Everyone around here says it that way, based on my observation. Also, I say pecan multiple ways, so I guess that makes me odd.

I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but the pronunciation of soda seems to follow the Illinois River in Illinois. I wonder why.
Wow. I have never heard anyone, or even heard of anyone, pronouncing "crayon" as "cran". That's a new one on me.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The one that shocked me was "Tennis shoes". We call them "sneakers". I have a co-worker from Indiana who says "Tennis shoes" and I always thought that was a regional oddity on her part. Turns out we Sneakers people are the minority.

The one I didn't agree with was Syrup. I'm in northern NJ, and it says we say See-rup, but I grew up sayng "Sir-up".

Also--there is a drive-through liquor store in Hoboken, NJ!

And lastly, at my 20-year high school reunion, which was about 25-30 miles west of Manhattan, I was talking to a former classmate's husband, who was from Colorado where she now lives. I mentioned that I worked in the city, and he looked at me and said, "What city?" It was all I could do to not say, "What city do you THINK?" But I didn't. That would have been some Bad Jersey Attitude.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: The City
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The crown (crayon) one is funny to me, as much as I know I still say it this way, sadly

and oddly it is most pronounced in this form very close to where crayola actually is located
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Seems accurate to me.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Wow. I have never heard anyone, or even heard of anyone, pronouncing "crayon" as "cran". That's a new one on me.
I think the "crayon" map is bogus for this area. Everyone I knows says "cran."
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think the "crayon" map is bogus for this area. Everyone I knows says "cran."
As I said, I've never heard one single person say "cran". Wonder how it got worn down to one syllable. Probably speaking too fast, but that's what everyone says about US! (NJ) and we say "cray-on". LOL, since my niece moved to MA, she started to pronounce "Toronto" as "Toronno." She said it takes too long the other way!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Cool stuff that comes out of my university. Go Wolfpack!
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