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Old 06-17-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Shopping cart- shopping cart
Caramel- care-mel
Fuzzy worms - Caterpillar
Ink pen - pen as in ben
Safety pin pin as in sin
Roundabouts not traffic circles
Soda
Water fountain
Pecan - picahn
Lawyer - loyer
Two or more people - you guys
I say crawfish but when catching them as a kid, id say crawdad
Daddy long legs
Tennis shoes or sneakers - actually it was specific to dress, running, or basketball shoes

I also say "im going to the store, you wanna come with?"
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Carbonated Beverage: Pop

Shopping Cart: Shopping Cart or just Cart

To address a group of two or more people: 'Hey Guys'

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Crawfish

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

Pecan Pie: Usually Pi- Kahn ('Pi' like the 'pi' in 'pinch')

Fuzzy little worms: wooly worms

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

Term for an Attorney: Loy- yur
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Shopping cart- shopping cart
Caramel- care-mel
Fuzzy worms - Caterpillar
Ink pen - pen as in ben
Safety pin pin as in sin
Roundabouts not traffic circles
Soda
Water fountain
Pecan - picahn
Lawyer - loyer
Two or more people - you guys
I say crawfish but when catching them as a kid, id say crawdad
Daddy long legs
Tennis shoes or sneakers - actually it was specific to dress, running, or basketball shoes

I also say "im going to the store, you wanna come with?"

^ I read your message and was like "WOW! We say the same thing for all of them" and then I realized we're both from IN lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Carbonated Beverage: Soft Drink
Shopping Cart: Shopping Cart
To address a group of two or more people: You folks
Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Crayfish
Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Splinter
Pecan Pie: Pee-Kahn
Fuzzy little worms: Caterpillars?
Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Harvestman or Daddy-Long-Leg.
Term for an Attorney: Loy-er
Caramel: Car-muhl
Merry/Marry/Mary: All the same
Rolly Polly/Sow Bug/Pill Bug: I actually call them Wood Lice
Sub/Hoagie/Grinder: Sub
Roundabout/Traffic Circle/Rotary: Roundabout

Raleigh, NC for the record. Parents were out-of-staters but I was born here, so I grew up a native North Carolinian without a southern accent.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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^ I read your message and was like "WOW! We say the same thing for all of them" and then I realized we're both from IN lol
Hah, nice!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I would bet the farm that you have some pronunciation idiosyncracies - everyone does.
Don't go betting your property like that. I never said I DIDN'T! Um, I'm from New Jersey, remember? Even though we don't sound the way most of you believe we do from watching TV and movies, we have our own mispronounciations here. I'll bet your farm that you don't say "cawfee" or "tawk" or "farrest".

ALL I SAID WAS that that thing saying short "i" in words instead of the short "e" in words irritates me. It just does, moreso than other regional accents and mispronounciations.

I'm sure "chawklit" irritates people, too.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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I'm from Union County, NJ.



In my area, most people also say tawk for talk, awl for all, waw-ter for water, lawng for long, wawk for walk, dawg for dog, etc.
Yes!! Long Island- I speak like you for the most part- love my cawfee and my tawk bc I'm from New Yawk
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:10 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).
Waw-ter
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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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.
Bay-gull is the correct term for bagel. After all, NY is the queen of bagels and jewish people, I think we'd know!! Lol
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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And i'm kind of surprised no one else calls a shopping cart a "wagon"- always been a wagon to me.
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