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Old 08-24-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Nah, it's just you old folks.

(J/K)!!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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I was just cutting up some green beans for supper and remembered a story Mom related to me just prior to her death. Mom was raised in an English proper family due to their heritage. Even though they had been in the state for a long time, they still clung to proper enunciation.
You can imagine the horror that awaited her as we got older and spoke like our peers!
Death is hard on the remaining family, but she spoke of many things that she had never mentioned before.....wouldn't trade that time for anything......
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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since when did a draw become a drawer?

is a draw bridge a drawer bridge????
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Maine
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All of these are from the Maine CL during t his past week:

FOR SALE THIS 30 DRAW CABINET. ITS ABOUT 8 FT LONG, ABOUT 40 INCHES HI? MAYBE 20 INCHES DEEP?NEED TO SELL THIS SOON, BY THE 28TH. ASKING 200. CONSIDER TRADE FOR A 6 FT LONG GLASS DISPLAY CABINET MUST SELL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THIS WEEK, BY THE 27, MAKE OFFER


white wicker 4 draw dresser-$30, armoire mirror doors and 3 draws-$50, long bureau w/6 draws-$50, call XXXXXXX. pics available upon request


RUSTIC PINE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER/ ARMOIR WITH IORN HARDWARE THREE SHELF AND ONE SMALL DRAW FOR SALE . THE DOORS HAVE WORM HOLES IN THE WOOD AND LOOKS VERY RUSTIC. 4' W X 2' 2" D X 6' H. HAS SMALL TRAP DOOR IN REAR TO RUN WIRES AND CORDS FOR TV AND OTHER EQUIPTMENT. WILL TRADE FOR CASH...

Antique solid oak two draw night stand. Fair condition was stored in unheated dry location. Great buy to collect or makes a sturdy practical night stand.


This is the most beautiful hutch I have ever seen. It is made by Berkley and Gay Furniture co. It has Birds on the doors and a beautiful seen. Please see picture. It is 5'2" tall, 38" wide and 14" deep. I believe it is from around 1920's. It has two shelves with some water stains. One draw underneath.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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I have heard Mainers say it and my BFF is from CT and says it too.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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To me it's one thing to say the word that way and quite another to spell it that way.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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While living in Ct I heard it pronounced 'draw' as well. Though I do not recall how they would spell it.

Consider words like "Bar" or "Harbor"; since the ending 'r' becomes silent or at most is replaced with an 'ah'. I can see where in 'drawer' breaking it down to 'draw-ah' the last two letters may be nearly indistinguishable.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Out West
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While living in Ct I heard it pronounced 'draw' as well. Though I do not recall how they would spell it.

Consider words like "Bar" or "Harbor"; since the ending 'r' becomes silent or at most is replaced with an 'ah'. I can see where in 'drawer' breaking it down to 'draw-ah' the last two letters may be nearly indistinguishable.
Wait a minute...what? It's not Bar Harbor? What the heck is it then? Baaa haaabaaah? LOL, no.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's not just a Maine thing, it's a New England thing. I'm from the south shore MA and that's how we say it.

Oddly enough I just had this conversation at work. I told a co-worker I put some files "in his draws". He says, "What's a draws?". Then I actually tried to pronounce "drawers". It's harder than it looks!
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Maine
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But if you were to write the word out, how would you spell it? That's the issue I am having, not the pronunciation so much.
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