Crayons

Nichole - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )

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We had an interesting debate a work the other day...
How do you say crayons?

crannz
cray-ons
crains
cray yawns


Are there are words you say "funny"? I pronounce breakfast....breffast, & crayons...crannz.

And just for fun is it soda, pop, coke, cola, or soda-pop? I vote soda! :)

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cray-ons



brek-fest



coke





And since I saw city names come up (Louisville...Loovul!) I wanted to mention that Baton Rouge is not pronouced the French way...Baten Rooge...very Southern-esque. And New Orleans is not New Orleens or New OrlE-Ans. It's New Orlens or if you are in a hurry...N'Orlens or if you are really from there...N'awlins.

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Merry - posted on 09/04/2011

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Soda and crannz :) cray-on if I'm actually yelling or trying to enunciate. Crannz if I say it fast :)

Veronica - posted on 01/28/2011

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cranz, break-fist; and soda. My dad's family has the Wisconsinite language bad - the word that bugs me the most is 'yous' "yous kids better eat your food" or "how yous doing?" ugh! i cant stand the word yous (the word rhymes with loose not lose)

We lived in Cali for a while - when we came back to WI - we were made fun of, for eggs and legs i pronounced it ehggs and lehggs; everyone here says ay-ggs and lay-ggs. House here is how-se and in cali we said hay-owse



I say wash - but joke with kids and say warsh -- and i joke and say, 'ya, der, hey' hehehe

Sal - posted on 01/28/2011

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cray on and soft drink, we always have the castle debate, is it cars- el or cas- el

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LOL I like this one. :) OK,.....

I say cray-ons, and breakfast, and soda. (though pop, or soda-pop get used occasionally too.)

How about wash? Do you say wash or warsh or another variation of the word?

Tarra - posted on 01/26/2011

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it depends, if the adults are talking its coke, but if the kids are asking its 'no-no' haha

Amanda - posted on 12/15/2010

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cranz for crayons...pop for pop lol....and I pronounce cinnamon as cim-a-nin....haha my fiance pronounces them crowns instead of crayons!!

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I say cray-ons and pop, although working in the soft drinks industry I do call them soft drinks too, especially as the further north I got the less people knew what 'pop' was. I was told on more than one occasion that they are soft drinks!

I say loads of stuff with a dodgy twang, I have my Midlands accent with a bit of my mothers Devon accent thrown in so I don't speak like the people around here - I am posh lmao!

I tend to add an r sound into words, my friends think its hilarious:

Barth = bath
Parth = path
larth = laugh
however garage is garidge (I don't know why either).

Minnie - posted on 12/15/2010

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I'm originally from NY and when I moved to NH I was sooo confused by the bubblers and carriages.

Sherri - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons, soda, bubbler, carriage for a shopping cart at the grocery store.

Becky - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons and pop.
I don't think I pronounce any words funny, but being Canadian, I'm sure some Americans think I do!
Oh, on city names, a real Calgarian will pronounce Calgary, "Calgry" not "Cal-gary". :)

Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2010

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Lisa: no, wisconsin...is it bubbler where you are as well? people usually have no idea what a bubbler is lol

Jenn - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons and pop - but when I lived in Florida I got used to saying soda. I would call it a Coke if it was a Coke - just like a Sprite would be a Sprite.

Lady Heather - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons. I had no idea it could be said any other way. I say pop, but sometimes soda pop because I think it sounds cute.

I have a lisp so a lot of things I say sound funny. Like "lisp" for instance. That word is such a cruel joke. My sister always wants me to say "frosty". She thinks it's hilarious. And oyster. I wish I could type how I say it.

C. - posted on 12/15/2010

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CRAY-ONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) My husband says Crowns and it drives me NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



As for the other question.. I was born in the north and they say pop, I was raised in the south and they say soda (none of us knew what 'soda' was until we moved to SC where our dad was stationed, we thought it was baking soda..)



BUT, my heart lies in the north, so my son says Pop :) I try to remember to say Pop, b/c he doesn't know what Soda is..



Edited to add.. Yeah, I don't know why I started capitalizing 'pop' and 'soda'..

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Hahaha....

My family and my husband are all about good enunciation. We don't have accents. We speak using pure vowel sounds. My hubby and I were both in choir and in order for a choir to sound good, everyone has to pronounce words the same way. If one person sounds too southern or too northern, it stands out like a sore thumb. So we use pure vowels.

Therefore, it's "cray-ons" for both of us.

Hubby calls it "coke" but I usually call it "sody" like my great grandpa, first-generation German/Dutch. Or whatever soda I feel like drinking. I'll have a Pepsi, please. Idk.

April - posted on 12/15/2010

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well i am hearing impaired so i am sure there are tons of words that i pronounce differently...even my own name. i HATE THAT!!! i hate when the pharmacist asks me how to spell my last name and i say "DeA (EMPHASIZE A) mond.... and he says "Dei??" A! I? no A!! r? No!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Mary - posted on 12/15/2010

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I have a 2 y/o, so right now they are known as cay-ons in my house ;-P

I use soda and coke interchangeably just never pop (although my husband is from Pittsburgh; his family all says pop, but he's been in MD long enough to use soda)

Jackie - posted on 12/15/2010

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my ALL time personal fav (or hate) is irregardless. it's a complete oxy moron not to mention it's not even a word!

Desiree - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-on and I live in SA Soda is water with a fizz in it.
Coke for Coke Cola and Sprite for Spite (Lemonade) orange juice is just that because OJ goes with Simpson. Breakfast is Break Fast and tea is something you drink and not something you eat in the evenings.

LaCi - posted on 12/15/2010

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louisville is totally loovuhl ;p



At least they can make fun of it though, I mean, with the big sign with all the pronunciations on it. I just call it the ville now.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons and pop!
I can't say statistics properly; it sounds like sah-stist-ics.

Barb - posted on 12/15/2010

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I think i say Cray-ons but i bet people hear Cra-yawns. and i ask if you want a drink and then i call it by name "ginger ale, coke, pepsi, etc"

I get a chuckle out of saying "louisville" having friends down there we are told you have to say it like you are swallowing the world 'luvil" And here in Indiana we have some odd named towns. Like we have Peru, but it's pronounced "PEE ru" or "Chile" but it's pronounced "shy lie"

Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2010

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i'm kind of right between crannz, and cray-ons.

soda.
and water fountains are bubblers.

Joanna - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons. I grew up calling it pop, but now its soda. If you say pop In California people have no clue what you're talking about.

LaCi - posted on 12/15/2010

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another pet peeve of mine is people who say "tin" instead of ten. Two different words there. ;p

Just about everyone here says "tin" :[

Krista - posted on 12/15/2010

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Cray-ons and pop. And being Canadian, I'm sure there are plenty of words that people think I pronounce in an odd fashion.

Bonnie - posted on 12/15/2010

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cray-ons and for the soda or pop one I don't say any of those. I say soft drinks.

LaCi - posted on 12/15/2010

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cray-ons and Soda!!


Don't forget the people who say "crowns" though. Thats how I said it as a kid. ;/ Might be a kentucky thing. I think I've gotten all that kentucky crap outta my speech though.

I try to pronounce things correctly, and that in itself makes everything I say "funny" around here :/

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