StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3449 times:
The only person(s) I've known to have said 'worsh' are originally from Spokane, Washington state.
Wow...that's the worst! For many people here in WASHington state, hearing it pronounced "Worshington" or even "Warshington" is like nails on a chalkboard! Even our newly reelected senior US Senator says "Warshington"...uggghhh....
Of course, there are a LOT of midwestern transplants around here...
Dmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3442 times:
Being from Spokane, Washington, I can offer this insight. My friend's grandfather still says Warshington, and we always laugh and joke with him. He claims, that back in the day, they were taught to say Warshington (as in the state) as opposed to Washington (automatically implying D.C.) Claims it goes back to grade school and all. Its an older person thing here as far as I can tell. Its fun though, because I now have an employee from DC (as I refer to it) who will tell people he's from Washington, thinking that we all assume we know he's talkin' bout DC. In the background you'll hear me holler, "You're from DC bitch!"
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Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3433 times:
In Oklahoma, especially in the rural areas where people have taken off the hood of old cars to make a planter out of them and displayed them in the their yard, people say worsh. They also say things like "ain't", "Have a goodin," and the worst one of all, "I'm fixin' to go to the store."
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
Hey, 159th was like the Mason Dixon line growing up. South of the malls was tumbleweed country with a radio antenna interdispersed here and there. Today's a different story, but if it's not Joliet that's referred to, it might as well be fixin' to be East St. Louis. All the same thing.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
tORlet is another one.
Central Illinois as well (Decatur) although I went to private schooling elsewhere and say WASH and TOILET, not worsh and torlet.
It is most definitely a Midwest thing.
Geeze, had no idea there were so many people with Central Illinois links here :P I cry when I go back, can't wait to get the hell out, although I'm happy to see that at least Bloomington/Normal has caught up with times, Decatur is still, well, 1800s.. Springfield has always been fun!