Question of the WK: How do you say ORANGE?

How it works: Each Monday I ask a thought provoking question about life.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all read everyone’s answers!  It's been a lot of fun getting to know my readers and their readers and so on and so on... This week’s question: Ok this week's not as thought provoking but it is FUN!  How do you say ORANGE?  Would an AHRENJ by any other name taste as sweet? JoJo’s Answer: Until a few months ago, my kids were raised in Southern California where everyone pronounces it "or'-rinj".  They poke fun at me because I was raised in New York where they pronounce it "ah'-renj".  My 9 y/o son is convinced that, if you say it differently than he does, you're just plain ...WRONG! lol It got me thinking about accents and how the same word can be pronounced differently in different parts of the country.  I posed the question to the folks in my Yahoo group, Homeschooling with Humor, and received various other responses. Apparently Ohio folks say "or'-inj" while those from Jersey say "arrr'-inj" and  Texans say"or'-unj".  New Englander's say it as one syllable, "ornj".  Then there's my dad (who is from NY) and says orange juice like this, "ah'-ren-juice" with no break between the orange and the juice. How do you say ORANGE and where are you from? Post your answers on your blog and come back here and put your link in so we can read it!  If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers here.

1 comment

  • Laurie Neumann

    Hi JoJo,

    Good question! Well, I live in NY and I say Or enj (with a long o). I have a friend who says it the way you do, and her kids are always teasing her about it.

    So, either way – AHRENJ or Or enj – they’re always good:-)

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