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Old 06-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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So? They are the CORRECT pronounciations, aren't they? Although, I would say "wooder" for water. Bergen County here (originally, now in Monmouth. Can't afford Bergen).


Is "wooder" a local NJ thing?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Is "wooder" a local NJ thing?
LOL, I think so. Some people do say WAH-der. I also say "beggle" for bagel, and my own daughter teases me for that one.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Danbury, CT
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Connecticutisms(I'm coining that one)-

Route(as in a numbered road)-root
Route(as in a football wide receivers running pattern)-rowt
Sneakers are always sneakers.. Never heard of tennis shoes.
Milk- melk
Carmel- Care-Mel
Carmel, NY- car-mul
Mozzarella-mutz-a-rell or mootz-a-dell(italian decent)
SODA
We have French Crullers at our Dunkin Donuts'. Do you?
I have a basement, grandma has a cellar.
I say ant for aunt but eastern new englanders use awnt(which is probably more proper)
Subs and Grinders are equally understood. EVERYONE living in CT knows what a grinder is.
New York accents are more common than Boston accents and we sorta have our own that's somewhere in between.
My dresser has "draws"(drawers) with "drawers"(slang for pants) in them.
Sandal is still the preferred term for all open toed shoes
CRAYFISH
Loy-eh
Pee-CAN
Rotary=traffic circle
Almost any noun has an opportunity to get the abbreviation treatment around here.
I ALWAYS SAY "YOU GUYS" when addressing a group of people.
Volatile, futile, etc end in -tul not -tile.
Packy=liquor(package) store
Sear-up and sir-up are heard equally
A bike is a bicycle or a motorcycle
Coo-pon
new-HAVEN
We know what steamed cheeseburgers are and which restaurants serve the best ones.
Cakes have frosting on them. Icing is the stuff they use for the lettering.
Darien, CT- Dairy-Ann
Ledyard, CT- led-yerd
Worcestershire sauce- wuss-ter-sheer
We speak quickly, use "big" words, debate/discuss the same topics in a serious and analytical manner for hours, and are immensely sarcastic.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm from Southwester Virginia and here is how we/I say some random words that seem to alternate regionally.

Feel free to add more examples...This is sorta on the fly.
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Carbonated Beverage: Usually you hear people ask for a Coke and then specify but it seems like proper nouns for the beverage is most common...I.e., Sprite, Mello Yello, Mr. Pibb, etc.

Shopping Cart: Buggy

To address a group of two or more people: Most people say y'all but some random people say "yun'z."

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Most people say crawfish but I hear crawdad quite a bit too.

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Splinter

Pecan Pie: Usually Pee-Kahn

Fuzzy little worms: Usually wooly worms or rolly polly

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Granddaddy Long Leg

Term for an Attorney: LAW-yer..........not LOY-er.

Caramel: Carra-mel
From Texas living in DC.

Carbonated Beverage: Soda. Never said coke.

Shopping Cart: Shopping Cart

Crawfish

I say Y'all

Splinter

Pee-Can

Rolly-Polly

Daddy Longlegs

Loy-er

Careahmel
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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So? They are the CORRECT pronounciations, aren't they? Although, I would say "wooder" for water. Bergen County here (originally, now in Monmouth. Can't afford Bergen).
Of course they're correct!

I've always thought "wooder" was a South Jersey thing, to be honest no one I know except my family from Monmouth and Ocean Counties say it like that.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Danbury, CT
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Another one I shouldve had in my CT list was "tag sale" which we use for yard sale/garage sale/etc.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Connecticutisms(I'm coining that one)-

*Route(as in a numbered road)-root
*Route(as in a football wide receivers running pattern)-rowt
Sneakers are always sneakers.. Never heard of tennis shoes.
Tennis shoes from at least western PA west to CO.
Milk- melk
Millk. Some Chicagoans say "melk".
Carmel- Care-Mel
Car mul
Carmel, NY- car-mul
Didn't know there was one. Car-MEL, CA
Mozzarella-mutz-a-rell or mootz-a-dell(italian decent)
Mot-za-rella
SODA
What I usually say, but most say "pop".
We have French Crullers at our Dunkin Donuts'. Do you?
Haven't been in one lately to know.
I have a basement, grandma has a cellar.
Everyone in Colorado who has a below ground area of their house has a basement.
I say ant for aunt but eastern new englanders use awnt(which is probably more proper)
Ant
Subs and Grinders are equally understood. EVERYONE living in CT knows what a grinder is.
Most people don't know what a grinder is.
New York accents are more common than Boston accents and we sorta have our own that's somewhere in between.
Lots of midwestern accents from various states/localities, all slightly different. A few "New Yawk" accents. Lots of Californians with no accent but they talk about "The I-25" instead of "I-25". Native Coloradans (e.g. my kids) sound more like TV newscasters than anything else.
My dresser has "draws"(drawers) with "drawers"(slang for pants) in them.
My dresser has "droars". Pants are pants, unless we're kidding around and say, "drop your drawers".
Sandal is still the preferred term for all open toed shoes
I guess that's what we say, too.
CRAYFISH
See my previous response.
Loy-eh
Ditto
Pee-CAN
Ditto
Rotary=traffic circle
Traffic circle
Almost any noun has an opportunity to get the abbreviation treatment around here.
I ALWAYS SAY "YOU GUYS" when addressing a group of people.
Most Coloradans do too.
Volatile, futile, etc end in -tul not -tile.
Here, it's almost "tl".
Packy=liquor(package) store
Liquor store.
Sear-up and sir-up are heard equally
Sir-up except from a few far easterners. (Far east for the US)
*A bike is a bicycle or a motorcycle
*Coo-pon
Or, Kew-pon.
*new-HAVEN
We know what steamed cheeseburgers are and which restaurants serve the best ones.
I'm clueless.
Cakes have frosting on them. Icing is the stuff they use for the lettering.
Ours are all icing.
Darien, CT- Dairy-Ann
Ledyard, CT- led-yerd
Buena Vista, CO-Byoo-na Vista or Byoonie. Pueblo, CO-Pee-eb-lo (Subset of Pueblo natives only)
Worcestershire sauce- wuss-ter-sheer
Wor-ste-sheer
We speak quickly, use "big" words, debate/discuss the same topics in a serious and analytical manner for hours, and are immensely sarcastic.
I'd fit right in!

Key:
*-Same in CO
Teal-my responses.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Danbury, CT
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I'd fit right in!

Key:
*-Same in CO
Teal-my responses.
According to the maps cruller was an exclusive-to-new england term(item?) which is why I asked.I don't call pants "draws" either but when I'm joking it comes out "drawers".

Come visit CT and meet some fellow sarcasts and have a grinder or better yet a steamed cheeseburger
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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Carbonated Beverage: Pop

Shopping Cart: Cart

To address a group of two or more people: Meh, I use different words each time

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Crawfish

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Splinter

Pecan Pie: Pee-can

Fuzzy little worms: Wooly worm

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Spider

Term for an Attorney: LOY-yer

Caramel: Carmel
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I grew up in Minnesota.

aunt: [ænt] as in "ant"
been: [bɛn] as in "ben"
caramel: ['kar-məl]
cauliflower: ['kal-ɪ-flaʊ-wər]
coupon: ['ku-pan]
lawyer: ['lɔi-jər] as in "joy"
Mary/merry/marry: all the same
mischievous: ['mɪs-t͡ʃə-vəs] (3 syllables)
pajamas: [pə-'jæ-məz] as in "jam"
pecan: [pə-'kan] as in "con"
realtor: ['riəl-tər] (2 syllables)
roof: [ruf] as in "food"
root: [rʊt] as in "put" OR [rut] as in "food"
syrup: ['sər-əp] as in "sir"
cot/caught: very slightly different (cot has more [æ] in it)
garage: [gə-'raʒ] as in "Taj Mahal"
grocery: ['groʃ-ri] as in "lotion"
insurance: stress on the second syllable
two or more people: you guys
"Are you coming with" as a full sentence: correct (I use this construction all the time)
sale of unwanted items: garage sale
firefly vs. lightning bug: firefly
crawfish vs. crayfish vs. crawdad: crayfish
sneakers vs. tennis shoes: tennis shoes (pronounced ['tɛn-ɪ-ʃuz])
highway vs. freeway: all freeways are highways, but not all highways are freeways (freeway=interstate)
roundabout vs. traffic circle vs. rotary: roundabout
frosting vs. icing: frosting
"The City": the Twin Cities, though we would probably pluralize it ("going up to the Cities")
water fountain vs. drinking fountain vs. bubbler: drinking fountain OR water fountain (but NOT bubbler)
soda vs. pop vs. coke: pop
bag: closer to [beɪg] as in "fade" than [bæg] as in "fad"
night before Halloween: I have no word for this, but Des Moines people think it's called "Beggar's Night," ughh
All of these for me and I am originally from Chicago all my expressions and pronounciations still hail from there with one or two exceptions.

Adding to the list:

hammock: "ock" as in shock rather that "ick" as in hammick but I have learned to say "hammick" because everyone here laughs at me if I say it the other way. But it's spelled ock not ick so go figure.

the space between to apartment buildings: the gangway

what are they showing or what's playing at the movies: what's up Friday? (Friday is when the movies change)

People here in the West pronounce the words "pen" and "pin" the same way. After 35 years of living here, I still cannot distingush between the two.
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