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Old 06-30-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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well i call it wally world and I call the other store Tarjay and that othhhhhhhher store JayceePenay and i call that dept store Bloomies so i must really urk you lol ha ha ha.....
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Likewise, Wally World, Four Bucks, Whole Paychecks, Toxic Hell, Home Despot, Blandwich, Fish Sticker, and so on.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Bloomfield Twp, MI
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well i call it wally world and I call the other store Tarjay and that othhhhhhhher store JayceePenay and i call that dept store Bloomies so i must really urk you lol ha ha ha.....
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Likewise, Wally World, Four Bucks, Whole Paychecks, Toxic Hell, Home Despot, Blandwich, Fish Sticker, and so on.
Yes, but those examples are consciously chosen word morphs and not errant pluralization of proper nouns.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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The one I hear alot is the word "the" in front of a business.

Like, I gotta go down to the Wal-Mart, the Target, the K-Mart, etc.


That's what people do in my neck of the desert.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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While I've never heard Walmarts. But our local grocery store is Stater Bros. So if you are going most folks say theory are going to Staters. same with Penny's.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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(Okay, so the some people I am referring to are relatives of mine in another state...but it's something I have noticed other people doing as well...)

Just curious why people like to stick that possessive 's on the end of the term WalMart, and if those same people do it to other chains that don't end in an "s", such as calling Subway.. Subway's, or Target.. Target's (etc), or if it's just limited to WM.. ? I can understand if they are talking about a number of stores (ie- there are a lot of WalMarts in this area...), but not really when talking about one store ("oh, did you get that at the WalMart's over on High Street?").

(yeah, I know, not an hot topic... just wondering if it's a regional or personal thing...)
I tend to shorten most everything and don't add an 's.
I call it Wally.
I don't say Tarjay.....I say Target.
I call it Soops instead of King Soopers.
I do call it Penney's though......never with a J.C.

When we were kids, Woolworth's was hard to say and still is.........we called it Woolsworth. Maybe that is where people got the 's'.

Maybe these are the same people who say 'anyways' instead of 'anyway'.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Why do they call it Wally World? That bothers me more than Wal-Marts.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Why do they call it Wally World? That bothers me more than Wal-Marts.
Neither bother me and I work there. I've always called it Wally World...probably because others do too. I still do a double take when I hear someone call a shopping cart a 'buggy' though. I think that's a regional thing from the south maybe.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Bloomfield Twp, MI
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I'd like to add that Wal-Mart is a crappy store, and I cannot stand to be in there, no matter how low the prices are.

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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I'd like to add that Wal-Mart is a crappy store, and I cannot stand to be in there, no matter how low the prices are.
And thank goodness you have other options!
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