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OK - so on another thread, I posted something about going to the laundrOmat and the OP replied about the laundrYmat. Which is it? I frankly never heard of it called laundrYmat until just recently.

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World English Dictionary
Laundromat (ˈlɔːndrəˌmæt)

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( US ), ( Canadian ), ( NZ ) trademark Launderette , Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): laundrette a commercial establishment where clothes can be washed and dried, using coin-operated machines
 

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Laundrymat, even though it may not be spelt that way on the sign.
 
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Down here, I pronounce it Laundrymat.
 

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I have never seen it spelled with a "Y". So I vote for Laundromat.

But I have to admit that "Laundrymat" makes more sense!
 

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Laundromat here
 

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Where I live it is spelled laundromat and pronounced both ways.

I was curious so I looked it up in my dictionary (Webster's New World Dictionary) and it says laundromat and laundermat.
 

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I have never seen it spelled with a "Y". So I vote for Laundromat.

But I have to admit that "Laundrymat" makes more sense!
See, I was thinking that the -Omat part is like o-matic (not that there is ANYTHING automatic about laundry!)
 

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Like imagine, I've only seen it spelled "laundromat" and heard it pronounced both ways.
 

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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.
Oh man - my DH 'warshes' stuff all the time!!! :)
 

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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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