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Old 10-17-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Newark

Many say "Nerk" or "Nork".
People from Kearny say Nork. My friend from there used to also call the Scottish store in Kearny "Storts" instead of Stewarts.
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Here's one I haven't seen mentioned:


Elmwood Park is correctly pronounced "East Paterson".
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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Here's one I haven't seen mentioned:


Elmwood Park is correctly pronounced "East Paterson".
Oh, then Woodland Park must correctly be pronounced "West Paterson"?
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Oh, then Woodland Park must correctly be pronounced "West Paterson"?
That's a correct statement.

Lived there 10 years. Woodland Park my ass.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Oh, and a tip for when you go into New York City: "A-v-e-n-u-e o-f t-h-e A-m-e-r-I-c-a-s" is pronounced "Sixth Avenue".
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Oh, and a tip for when you go into New York City: "A-v-e-n-u-e o-f t-h-e A-m-e-r-I-c-a-s" is pronounced "Sixth Avenue".
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Oh, and a tip for when you go into New York City: "A-v-e-n-u-e o-f t-h-e A-m-e-r-I-c-a-s" is pronounced "Sixth Avenue".
Yup!
Aside from their collective habit of standing in the middle of the sidewalk, obstructing foot traffic while gazing in awe at the tall buildings, the easiest way to tell that someone is not from the NYC Metro area is if they refer to Sixth Avenue as Avenue of the Americas.

Similarly, one of the easiest ways to determine if someone is not from NJ is if they refer to the Turnpike as I-95.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Oh, and a tip for when you go into New York City: "A-v-e-n-u-e o-f t-h-e A-m-e-r-I-c-a-s" is pronounced "Sixth Avenue".
That's a quick way to annoy a New Yorker. Another is pronouncing Houston St like the city in Texas.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Oh, and a tip for when you go into New York City: "A-v-e-n-u-e o-f t-h-e A-m-e-r-I-c-a-s" is pronounced "Sixth Avenue".
I really hated that. At least no one used it.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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I would have pronounced Wanaque as "wa-NAK." Surprisingly, it rhymes with "barbeque."
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