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    Well we actually say Lawn-dru-mat. But Laudromat is correct here. And yes Mary the O-matic was a popular thing.

    My Gram used to Warsh her clothes in the zinc cuz it was cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Well we actually say Lawn-dru-mat. But Laudromat is correct here. And yes Mary the O-matic was a popular thing.

    My Gram used to Warsh her clothes in the zinc cuz it was cheaper.
    Oh man - my DH 'warshes' stuff all the time!!!

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    Mary where do they say that?? I always wondered where she got it. I only know her living here but don't where her parents lived just that they were scotch and irish.

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    Oh my garsh... my Grammie always said warsh and zinc too. And garsh. lol She was from Illinois.

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    My in-laws on their farm in central Indiana ALL say it!
    Just as an aside- they also ALL refer to a green bell-type pepper as a mango, of all things!

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    I call it laundrymat, and I think I spell it that way too! LOL!!! I sure am thankful that I seldom go there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Well we actually say Lawn-dru-mat. But Laudromat is correct here. And yes Mary the O-matic was a popular thing.

    My Gram used to Warsh her clothes in the zinc cuz it was cheaper.
    LOL, I say Lawn-dru-mat as well... All of my relatives are from Michigan and they claim it's a "Michigander" thing lol...along with "yous guys..." << I don't say THAT, however. I didn't know I was pronouncing it strangely until my best friend made fun of me sometime in high school LOL.

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    LaundrOmat here................

    Fun reading...........I remember hearing 'warsh' once in awhile. Sort of said as an on purpose slang........

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    I said ~laundrumat~ in NY, or just ~the laundry~. I'm not sure how it's pronounced here in FL, but it is spelled ~laundromat~.

    And druthb00, the only people I ever heard say youse guys are from NYC. I still say it along with a few other Brooklyn slangs, like ~Ter-lit~(toilet), ~soder~ (soda), and ~hea and beah~ (here and beer)

    I love all the different accents and vocabularies, and I've gotten pretty good at identifying which city/state people are from too. That's because here in FL, native Floridians are far and few between. Seems like everybody here is a transplant from another state. So after striking up converations while standing on line, etc., I began hearing all the different accents, and that's why I've gotten good at it.

    Neat Topic!

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    It is what it is, and it is Landromat. The word laundrymat is a corruption of the correct word, probably like some people will say 'li-berry' for library or 'nu-cu-lar' for nuclear, or FARVE for FAVRE, even Brett says everyone says it wrong. A mispronunciation. You do your laundry at the laundromat.

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    I say LaundrYmat...although I do spell it LaundrOmat...because all the signs say so! LOL

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    Laundromat here. My ex MIL always said warsh also. And Maui would be from Hawarya. My ex and I would always remind her there is no "r" in either word but it did no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassyclass View Post
    Laundromat here. My ex MIL always said warsh also. And Maui would be from Hawarya. My ex and I would always remind her there is no "r" in either word but it did no good.

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    My grandmother (mom's MIL) would add an r to end of words that ended with a Short sound a. My mother's name ended in a short sound A. She thought her MIL was making fun of her name for years. Until one day I pointed out she did that to all words that ended that way. It was just her accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebush3 View Post
    It is what it is, and it is Landromat. The word laundrymat is a corruption of the correct word, probably like some people will say 'li-berry' for library or 'nu-cu-lar' for nuclear, or FARVE for FAVRE, even Brett says everyone says it wrong. A mispronunciation. You do your laundry at the laundromat.
    Is it landromat, or laundromat?I'm getting even more confused.

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    I say laundrymat, though I know the correct way is laundromat. It just sounds funky that way.

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