(Closed) Just for fun: How do you say coffee? how about water?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Caw-fee and war-ter. I’m from NY.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Cough-ee and   uh.  .uh.  . water   lol   like caught her

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m from NJ so…

cawfee

wudder or wah-der

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

koff-ee

Watt-er

I’m from Quebec.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Coff-ee and wa-ter…though when I’m lazy, it comes out as wad-er.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Cough-ee & wawt-er.

I live in VA & from KY.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m from NJ, lived there from infancy through age 18…but I say ‘coffee’ and ‘water’ and no one picks up on an accent. People always ask me to say those words now that I live in Chicago, fully expecting to laugh at me, and are always sorely disappointed because I don’t have the accent they think I will. Oh well! I’m from central-NJ (Princeton area) and I think most people from my area pronounce it like I do.

ETA: my fiance who grew up 20 min north of me always claims I’m “not really” from NJ because of things like that, and that I also say I’m “going to the beach” instead of “going down the shore”…I actually hadn’t heard that phrase until high school on MTV and thought it was a sexual euphamism.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

cough-ee & wat-er LOL  (born in CA mostly raised in AZ)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cah-fee and wah-ter. I do have a slight Chicago accent… but not sure if I phonetically spelled those the way I pronounce them.. hmm

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Midwest girl here. I say ‘cough-ee’ and ‘wah-t/der’..it’s a super soft t sound, but it’s there.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

South Jersey girl here. Coffee is “cough-ee”  I mean I do, but not how to spell it.  I say water like “wooder”.  A lot of people in Jersey say it differently.  Wonder if it’s a near Philly thing or not.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wah-ter – but in reality that T is a flap, it’s the same sound that us North Americans make when saying butter or ladder (tt or dd) 

Cough-ee for coffee

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bearlove: Oh no.  It’s definitely shore! 😛

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