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How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:50 am

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.

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:54 am

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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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:55 am

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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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:56 am

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...

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:01 am

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

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:02 am

just like it's spelled. simple huh?
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:06 am

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

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:08 am

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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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:16 am

I pronounce it like Newark with an accent (being from philly) so it sounds like "Nark" lol
 
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:34 am

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:35 am

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.

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:08 am

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...
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:36 am

New-erk.
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:56 am

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



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

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RE: How Do You Pronounce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:22 pm

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.

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:48 pm



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".



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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:53 pm

New Brunswick- not far at all.
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:59 pm

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

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:01 pm

Most people ad new anchors pronunce it like "NEW" - "URK"...it's a bit hard to say for soem people
 
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:19 pm

"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.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:22 pm

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

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:15 pm

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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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:19 pm

Midwest here and I say it as new-erk. Not just a NJ thing...
 
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:54 am

I think it's pronounced "new-ark".
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:57 am

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
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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:13 am

Conky - you get tired of people saying "N'Awlins" when referring to New Orleans?

That's what I say, anyway.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:39 am

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 the commuter trains...they always say "New-urk is next, for both Penn Sta and Broad St. New-Ark is in Delaware...makes it less confusing, I think.

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RE: How Do You Pronunce "Newark"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:16 am


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 not really sounded at all.
Thats London and not all of the UK mind you!

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