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Old 08-26-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I know I've heard my parents and grandparents say 'chesta draws' or 'dressa draws' many times.
Some Mid-Western folks are adamant that those are Chester Drawers....
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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Chester draws-hahaha
That would be a good name for a used furniture stoah.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:59 AM
 
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I moved from ME to CT when I was 16 a couple dozen decades ago. There, my name changed. In ME it was Raw-ja. And in CT it became Rah-jer. When visiting friends in Boston, it was Rodge-ah. Plus, in Maine they said soda and in East Hartford it was tonic. I lived somewhere else that I can't now remember but they said pop. Anyways, I haven't ever looked for that spelling of draws in an open ad. I think I've always heard the word sound like droers too. I know I've heard my parents and grandparents say 'chesta draws' or 'dressa draws' many times. Must be a northeast thing.
dressa draws, ive heard that many times
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I see this frequently on craigslist: "cabinet with 4 draws" or "5-draw dresser."

I don't remember seeing the word "draws" for "drawers" anywhere else. Is this just in Maine, or is it perhaps more of a generational difference than a geographical one?
When I was serving my sentancen the Penal Colony referred to as New Jersey, I saw and advertisement in a throw-away for a set of Chester drawers

WHY would Chester sell his drawers?
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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Chester's Draws is the male version of Victoria's Secret.
This reminded me of something funny -I came across an old postcard of THe Shore Path in Bar Harbor and on the card the printing refered to it as The Shaw Path. Hahaha We know the photog was an out of statah for sure-haha.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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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.

I would spell it like my mother (who was a walking Websters Dictionary) taught me to spell it (drawers).

Otherwise, I might 'draw' her wrath. Scratch that: I WOULD draw her wrath.

I think it's possibly a habit (probably no one ever taught them the correct spelling of it, or they've written it like that so much, that they think it's correct??).

This is a gigantic pet peeve of mine when it comes to elementary school and the number of times I've seen mutilation of spelling on the works of the students.

I've had debates with teachers about the fact that if the children aren't corrected, how are they ever going to learn the correct spelling in the first place? This makes no sense to me. The prevailing thought is that the expression of the child is more important than the correct spelling of a word on their project. I don't know why expression and correct spelling can't be mutually performed. I'm not talking about an occasional typo which we all suffer periodically - I'm talking consistantly using "loose" for "lose" etc.

I'm not buying it, but okay whatever. I'm not really surprised at all anymore when I'm watching the news and up pops a misspelled graphic.
Sigh.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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I would spell it like my mother (who was a walking Websters Dictionary) taught me to spell it (drawers).

Otherwise, I might 'draw' her wrath. Scratch that: I WOULD draw her wrath.

I think it's possibly a habit (probably no one ever taught them the correct spelling of it, or they've written it like that so much, that they think it's correct??).

This is a gigantic pet peeve of mine when it comes to elementary school and the number of times I've seen mutilation of spelling on the works of the students.

I've had debates with teachers about the fact that if the children aren't corrected, how are they ever going to learn the correct spelling in the first place? This makes no sense to me. The prevailing thought is that the expression of the child is more important than the correct spelling of a word on their project. I don't know why expression and correct spelling can't be mutually performed. I'm not talking about an occasional typo which we all suffer periodically - I'm talking consistantly using "loose" for "lose" etc.

I'm not buying it, but okay whatever. I'm not really surprised at all anymore when I'm watching the news and up pops a misspelled graphic.
Sigh.
Thank you for saying this!!! Im seeing more and more words mangled by professionals

Im guilty of letting some grammar slip, but I use to be a stickler


I agree with you- actually very important at a young age- because of all this short hand for texting

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I don't remember seeing the word "draws" for "drawers" anywhere else.
Inbreds and hillbillies where I live have called their underwear draws for years.
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