These simple words will immediately let people know where you're from.

There's no hiding the fact that we have an accent here in New Jersey (there are actually different kinds of accents depending on what part of the state you're from, but that's a different conversation for another day).

Don't get it twisted though, only WE New Jerseyans can point out our accents.  If someone else does it, they're going to get a nasty look.  Nothing is more annoying than having someone ask you to repeat a word over and over again because you say it differently.  Like what am I, your personal puppet?

This is the look people get from me any time they ask me to say "coffee" or "water" on-demand. Not happening.


I can't tell you the number of times I've gone somewhere and someone was able to pinpoint where I was from after not even 5 minutes of talking to me.  Has that ever happened to you?

Of course, the words that really make our accent stand out are the really simple ones that pop up in almost every conversation. But, if you're looking to hide the fact you're from New Jersey from anyone (and why would you do that!?) these are the words you should avoid saying at all cost.

PS: it's kind of fun to read the words aloud as you look at them.  Just make sure no one from out of state is around you to make comments.

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