I call it laundrymat, and I think I spell it that way too! LOL!!! I sure am thankful that I seldom go there!
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.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.
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.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.
Is it landromat, or laundromat?I'm getting even more confused.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.