Bit o’ Jers-eze


Here’s how you pronounce the word “water” in New Jersey, by region:

North Jersey = wah-der
Central Jersey = waw-der
South Jersey = wood-er

2 thoughts on “Bit o’ Jers-eze

  1. wow Ruth – what a big little state you live in! I’ll have to ask Dan for a glass of H2O if I ever make it to Ewing and see if he’s picked up the proper colloquialism! 😉

  2. I know, Deb, isn’t it crazy? Lots of different versions of Jerz-ese here. We also have a lot of Lawn Guylin (Long Island) transplants here in my area, so we’ve got that dialect here as well. Very diverse in Jersey!!

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