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Old 06-11-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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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
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Carbonated Beverage: Coke

Shopping Cart: Basket

To address a group of two or more people: Yall

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: It's crawfish, nothing else.

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

Pecan Pie: Pe-cahn

Fuzzy little worms: Caterpillar?

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

Term for an Attorney: Loy-er
Caramel: Cara-mel
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I wasn't even aware that people actually pronounced lawyer like "loy-er" or that that was an acceptable pronunciation. Why do people say that? Do they also say "break the loy?"
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I wasn't even aware that people actually pronounced lawyer like "loy-er" or that that was an acceptable pronunciation. Why do people say that? Do they also say "break the loy?"
hahaha, I never thought of that.

I've always said LAWyer, which is how all the folk in SW Virginia say it but in my new abode (Lincoln, NE) everyone says LOYer...it sounds a little weird to me.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Carbonated Beverage: soda

Shopping Cart: A cart. Buggy is stupid.

To address a group of two or more people: you all

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: crawdaddy

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

Pecan Pie: puh-kahn

Fuzzy little worms: rolly polly

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

Term for an Attorney: LOY-er.

Caramel: care - uh - mel
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I wasn't even aware that people actually pronounced lawyer like "loy-er" or that that was an acceptable pronunciation. Why do people say that? Do they also say "break the loy?"
Hahaha. I think it just sort of slurs into "Loy-er" from saying it fast. I say "Law". Never heard anyone say "Loy", but I've heard people say "Lah"!
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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i pronounce laywer and realtor the same way: "Leach"
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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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

As for me here it goes

New Jersey with family from Staten Island/Brooklyn. I will soon move to Wisconsin


Carbonated Beverage: Soda

Shopping Cart: Cart

To address a group of two or more people: Everyone, You all, (used to say "you guys" but personally don't like it, although it occasionally slips out, even in the company of women.)

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: ????? i don't like crawfish. I pronounce it Crah-FISH

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Spli-ner or Splin-TER

Pecan Pie: Pee-CAN

Fuzzy little worms: Fuzzy little worms

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

Term for an Attorney: LOY-er or loy'r

Caramel: CA-ra-MEL

Water: WAH-ter or Wau-dah or WAH-duh or Wau-ter. The last 2 were funny combinations of NY and WI that occasionally slip out.

Over : O-ver

Bag: Beg

Bagel: Bay-GULL or sometimes Beg-ul

Pastry: Pay-stree

Market: Mahr-kit

Calendar: CAH-lin-DUR

All: Awl (there's NY) though sometimes Ahl.

Personal : Pers'nul

Angel: AIN-jul
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Any more you all wanna add or no?
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm from Dallas, born and raised.

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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.
Any carbonated beverage except fizzy water/club soda to me is a "coke". Small C.

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Shopping Cart: Buggy
Cart or shopping cart.

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To address a group of two or more people: Most people say y'all but some random people say "yun'z."
Y'all, or "you all" in a more formal setting.

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

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

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Pecan Pie: Usually Pee-Kahn
Pe-KAHN.

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Fuzzy little worms: Usually wooly worms or rolly polly
I don't have a word for those.

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

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

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Caramel: Carra-mel
CAR-mel.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In San Francisco, grew up in Washington DC.

Soda
Cart
You
Crayfish (I don't use the word much though; why would I?)
Splinter
Pe-kahn
Caterpillars
Daddy Long-Legs
Loy-er
Carra-mel (not Carmel like the town, I HATE that pronunciation!)
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