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Old 07-19-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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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.
I could care less either; same as McDonald's is called Micky Dee's....who cares?

You say to-may-toe, I say to-matto....
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Bloomfield Twp, MI
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Why do they call it Wally World? That bothers me more than Wal-Marts.
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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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I could care less either; same as McDonald's is called Micky Dee's....who cares?

You say to-may-toe, I say to-matto....
It doesn't really "bother" me, but I do wish to know what causes certain language to hook into the vernacular. Katie asks "who cares?" I do - I have immense curiosity about word and phrase origins. I think it is absolutely fascinating to discover how words come into existence. Also the psychology behind the people adopting these terms.

I think "Wally World" has stuck because it is alliterative - and oh how Americans love alliteration. I'm surprised people don't pluralize that too: "Wally World's." "Mickey-Dee's" is probably a corruption of "McDee's" and exists as a diminutive name for the world's favorite fast food restaurant.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Never heard anyone say it that way. Funny how some are disturbed by little things is my comment.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I think "Wally World" has stuck because it is alliterative...I'm surprised people don't pluralize that too: "Wally World's."...
"Wally World's" isn't plural, it's possessive .

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:16 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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"Wally World's" isn't plural, it's possessive .
It's plural AND possessive when I apply it to my locale as there are about 3 of them in different directions within a 20-40 min drive from my house. Only wish they were a bit more consistent in their layout plans, esp when it concerns the bathrooms. Tip: don't be in a major rush that you forget to remember which store you're in or better yet, always check the door signs
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: NewYork
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Wow you people have a lot of time to spare for putting your heads together to solve this paradox
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