Frank Apisa wrote:
As for sandwich…we in New Jersey definitely say sangwich or sangwitch.
Nobody here in New Jersey (‘cepting me) ever pronounces the “p” in raspberry.
I know several people here who pronounce Wednesday like it is spelled.
Where in Jersey are you from, or are currently living?
I'm grew up across the river from Pt. Pleasant, in Brielle. We said sandwich or samwich like Boida, and said the "p" in raspberry.
We were very adamant about saying our "r"'s too. Absolutely no dropping of r's at the end of a word. My mother grew up in Newark, and father was from Bloomfield, and that's how they spoke.
We were hell on coffee, dog, Paul etc. though. Straight out of the Sopranos.
Oh, we also said the "g" in words ending in "ing"
I didn't, and still don't say things like "runnin' around" It was always running around.
Funny Izzy, when you joked about me not getting my tounge around r's. I say my r's practically lie a pirate.....arrrrrrgh. Trying some of those Brit pronounciations, I imagine having something spherical in my mouth, and trying to say the R around it.