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Old 06-07-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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I grew up in Parsippany and often heard outsiders mispronounce it by not putting the accent on the 2nd syllable.

More recently, I lived near Moorestown (not Morristown). The locals down there pronounce "Moorestown" almost as "Morristown", which drove me nuts since I grew up near Morristown. So I called it "MOORS-town", with the long "o".

Also, for Gloucester, the locals pronounce it as "GLAW-stur". I don't see an "a" in there, so I call it "GLOUS-ter". I'm sure South NJ folks are now glad to see me out of the state.
funny...you just made me laugh!!!
otherwise I don't really have much to say...except I lived in Oregon for a while and as someone mentioned earlier...as an ex-oregonian...it drives me nuts when people pronounce it "OR-EH-GONE"...it is most definitely pronounced "OR-EH-GUN".

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Old 06-09-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Elkins Park, PA
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Metuchen is m-TOUCH-un

And in Clifton, we'll be able to spot an outsider instantly if someone tries to talk about Piaget Avenue. No matter what the French may think, in Clifton that's pie-AGE-it.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Some others:
Metuchen is m-TOUCH-un

And in Clifton, we'll be able to spot an outsider instantly if someone tries to talk about Piaget Avenue. No matter what the French may think, in Clifton that's pie-AGE-it.
how else would you say metuchen? muh-tooch-in? lol

when i saw piaget ave - i pronounced it in my head the french way...i guess having it for 8 years will do that to you. i'll remember the next time i'm in clifton it's pie-age-it.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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o ok. heres one. some say New Or-LEENS while others (i know we do in CA) say New OR-lins
The locals there pronounce it in all 1 word... NAWlins.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: TX
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how else would you say metuchen? muh-tooch-in? lol

when i saw piaget ave - i pronounced it in my head the french way...i guess having it for 8 years will do that to you. i'll remember the next time i'm in clifton it's pie-age-it.
I've heard some people pronounce Metuchen as "Meh-TUKE-uhn".
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Closter rhymes with Coaster
Bogota = b'GO-duh
Secaucus can't be anything else but SEE-caw-cus!! That's the way old-timers and locals say it.

I grew up in Bergen County. We always pronounced the "d" in Lyndhurst, and it's MOON-ocky, not Mun-OCK-y.


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Old 06-28-2007, 06:04 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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I have heard Manalapan being pronounced in a million different ways...
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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In Joisey it's New-erk
In Delaware it's New-ark


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Old 06-28-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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How about the Navesink River in Monmouth County? Is it NAVE-sink or
Nav-Eh-Sink?????
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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How about the Navesink River in Monmouth County? Is it NAVE-sink or
Nav-Eh-Sink?????
i say Nav-uh-sink
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