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How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?  
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

Once I was transitting at Singapore and there was this P.A announcement.

"This is the final call for Singapore Airlines Flight SQ24 to Amsterdam and "Ewark" Would all passengers please proceed to E........."

Pardom my ignorance but is it really pronounced as Ewark? I always thought it was Newark and I know a lot of people that don't live in New York or the U.S would thought it'd always be Newark.

Best Regards

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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8442 times:

It's Newark. Some say it like NewERK and some say it like NewARK. Personally, I say NewERK, being from New Jersey.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8438 times:

It's pronounced "Newark". The person you heard in Singapore either couldn't pronounce "n"'s, or was reading information with a typo in it. Smile

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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3305 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8434 times:
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It's Newark... Pronounced New Ark. I always pronounced it as NewErk... as I was also from NJ... in the little town called Randolph.... Not too far from Morristown...

Leo/ORD
Lived in Randolph for 13.5. yrs then moved to the ORD section.



[Edited 2003-08-16 02:59:10]


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User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8401 times:

Definately NEW-erk, although my father managed to shrink it to just one sylabul, it sounded something like 'nork'.

[Edited 2003-08-16 03:02:04]


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

just like it's spelled. simple huh?


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User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8382 times:

That's funny. Most folks 'round here pronounce it "Sewark".

JUST KIDDING Big grin


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

The city of Newark, Delaware is always pronounced New-ark, with two distinct syllables. Anyone who says it otherwise is likely to be directed to New Jersey.


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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8356 times:

I pronounce it like Newark with an accent (being from philly) so it sounds like "Nark" lol


User currently offlinePaddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8315 times:

NEWURK. Thats how we say it here in the Northwest where we are notorious for our lack of an accent(so we usually get it right  Wink/being sarcastic ). Or you could call it Brick City or Da Bricks if you wanted to add some ebonic flavor to it.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8315 times:

Indeed... I have a friend from Newark, DE and he says it "New-Ark", but says Newark, NJ as "Newurk"

Everyone I've ever met from Jersey says "Newurk" too.

N


User currently onlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8274 times:
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New-erk!

And Lfutia- Im from Randolph too!!

And you know whats even odder- I KNOW YOU!!! I just realized I know who you are! Remember the Randolph Camp that used to be held and we would go bowling like all the time? This was probably back in like 3rd grade or so, maybe 2nd grade...
Does my name (Ben Kaufman) ring a bell???
This is soooooooo odd!

Ben Kaufman
JBLUA320


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8233 times:

New-erk.



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8190 times:

That's funny. Most folks 'round here pronounce it "Sewark".



hehehe, tahts funny. just pure humor though, nothing against you people from newark.

[Edited 2003-08-16 04:57:24]

[Edited 2003-08-16 04:57:42]

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

Yea, being from NJ you kinda have those accent words like instead of water you say: wooder. Newark is usually pronounced Newerk b/c of the accent.

I'm from Basking Ridge, not far from Randolph.

Cheers, Tommy.



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8100 times:



If you're from New England it's pronounced "Newick"..and my wife, a native
of Maine, pronounces the seafood restaurant up here (Newick's) as "Newarks".



Jim



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User currently onlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8089 times:
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New Brunswick- not far at all.
I notice your in the 16-20 range.. if you are still in high school, do you do forensics? Im a forensics junkie  Smile

JBLU


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3698 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8071 times:

"Newerk" or "Newurk", although people from our area refer to Newark, OH as "Nirk".

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8067 times:

Most people ad new anchors pronunce it like "NEW" - "URK"...it's a bit hard to say for soem people

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8040 times:

"Definately NEW-erk, although my father managed to shrink it to just one sylabul, it sounded something like 'nork'."

Worked at EWR in my earlier years, and I can concur most locals pronounced it as "NORK" as well.


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8035 times:

I pronounce it NewERK. I'm also from New Jersey (Hackensack, Ringwood).

co


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7997 times:

It is definatley a single syllable pronunciation. Soft N, long r. Bot easy for non english speakers but we undesratsnd New Wark quite well.

Of course people in Indiana cannot pronounce Peru and Ohioans have quite the problem with Lima.



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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7990 times:

Midwest here and I say it as new-erk. Not just a NJ thing...

User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7858 times:

I think it's pronounced "new-ark".


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7843 times:

EWR is almost as notorious as MSY for pronunciation misshaps.

Most locals refer to it as "N'werk"... so I'd go with that  Big grin


25 Post contains images Gigneil : Conky - you get tired of people saying "N'Awlins" when referring to New Orleans? That's what I say, anyway. N
26 DeltAirlines : Another vote for New-Urk. I used to live in New York City and New Jersey (Clark and Summit, to be exact), and always heard it New-urk. Same thing on t
27 Ryangooner : Im from England and i say NEW-ERK, but for the english you have to say it really really fast tapering into a silence at the K so that that the K is n
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