Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW WORD WEDNESDAY-#4

The new word today applies
to my 
HOME STATE of PENNSYLVANIA

The word today is about a city.
It is 
PHILLYDELPHFREEYA

The word is pronounced
PHILLY DELPH FREE YA
(just like it's spelled, of course)

My daughter, Miss T, came home
with this one.
She said she was studying about 
PHILLYDELPHFREEYA.

Me:You mean Philadelphia!
Miss T:- NO, Mom!
It's PHILLYDELPHFREEYA.
It's the City of Philly where they got free.
Me:  Who got free?
Miss T:I dunno-They didn't tell us that part yet.

Now- HERE'S what is funny about that!
MyHero corrected her!
He said, No, MissT....it is  NOT PHILLYDELPHFREEYA
It IS PHILADEL-THIA!
And, that, after 35 years of corrections,
is STILL how he pronounces it.
I would submit it to the state for a 
City Name Change
but I am not sure which
pronunciation I should send in.

Okay- I am prepared.
They are BOTH going to be mad at me today!

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57 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

PHILADEL-THIA and PHILLYDELPHFREEYA, now that is just too funny! I must have to believe your home is always full of laughter! Great post!

Have a sweet day, Diana!

Nancy
xo

Anonymous said...

Very funny! When sis Karen moved to Indiana, her then 4 yr old son pronounced it nandiana!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh that is so cute and they are both funny pronunciations! Thanks for the laugh and enjoy your day!

Karen Ann said...

Well.. atleast it sounds prettier than New Yawk.

Vee said...

You love a good fight, don'tcha?! LOL!

Jill said...

LOL, love this and I can relate to the different ways people pronounce it. I recently moved from a suburb outside of Philly.... You hear all kinds of things about it it, lol. Always neat how others interpret things. :-) Have a great day!

Susan Freeman said...

Come to Texas! We have the craziest ways of pronouncing names of cities and towns. It took me a long, long time to get used to it :-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jettie said...

Thank Goodness we live in a town that can be pronounced, only by the natives, of course. We had 2 news stories and both times they got it wrong.

Kim said...

You are making my Wednesday mornings very bright with these words! :)

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hooray for our home state of Pennsylvania and the city of brothery love, no matter how you pronounce it!!! Adorable Diana, but they can't be mad for too long because it is so dang CUTE!
XO Barbara

Susie said...

Diana, You are in for it. :):) My mother spoke hillbilly-ese. and if we corrected her she would get so mad., but then start laughing after she gave us the dickens. To this day, I can hear her saying some of those twisted words. I loved how Hero's correction has stuck with you too. LOL. I bet you never let up. , now I can't quit laughing. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Now I've got Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom running through my head! lol Not that I mind or anything! So we see where your daughter got it thrum. ;)

Adam said...

hard to pronounce, harder to spell

I always pity the young children with the fancy names

Karen said...

Well, I guess our family is not the only one who has our special pronunciations!! A friend of mine always patiently corrected the kids when they talked about Jurassic Park: NO that's Jurass-TIC Park!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Diana,
You know I'm laughing over this word Wednesday. Living in Philadelphia we just call it Philly, now I've got the 'free' in my head!
XOXO,
Vera

Laurie said...

Well I think Elton John, himself, would vote for Phillydelphfreeya. LOL!! He is after that freedom, after all. LOL!!

Donna said...

So funny, Diana. Maybe they should stick to "Philly":)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I like them both...heheheeee...so cute! I love the correction word instead, I just can't stop laughing honey, you made my day.
It's like hubby here in Spanish the woed gymnastics; you can't imagine how he pronounces it and he doesn't get it, lol! I am not perfect in Spanish as he and yet I noticed he says it wrong...like dyslexia, or something! So funny...
Have a lovely day pretty lady.
FABBY

Kathy @ Smile for no Reason said...

Very cute. I love your New Word Wednesday! So fun. Hopefully they won't be mad too long! ;)
Have a great day.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thanks for the smile. Happy Wednesday!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I'm from PA and lived/worked in Philly for 10 years. Never been anything but "Philly" to me:) (Easier to spell, too.)
xoKathleen

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Hey, they said it.

They have to stand by it.

-smirk-

Kathy said...

Being from Philadelphia I can tell you what we used to call it back in the 90s. FILTHY-delphia. Fortunately things have been cleaned up a LOT since those days. It is now so beautiful.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

That is too funny! I was recently talking to another adult who pronounced Arkansas with the "S" at the end. Like "Arkansaws." Lol! This same person says the "S" at the end of Illinois too. It sounded like "Illi-noise." So funny!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love word play, and kids have the best ear for hearing the obvious! Very funny story!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Those "ph's" can twist the toungue with the lips...with kids for sure. Maybe even for a "big" kid too!
Blessings,
Cindy

Carla from The River said...

LOL - funny. How about Wisconsin, Westconsin and so many more that I have heard. ;-)

Stephen Andrew said...

I doubt I'm the first to say this-but if you play Philadelphia Freedom for her she'd be REALLY confused!

Shelia said...

Too cute and I see Sweet Cheeks in your daughter! Kinda like Nawlens! :) Thanks for popping in to see me at my RV blog. I think we were very close to Bingington! I'm loving upstate!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nellie said...

Cute! Reminds me of the "smashed potatoes" we had for dinner before smashing them became something acceptable.:-) Mashed potatoes were always a favorite of one of ours. xo Nellie

Consider It All Joy said...

I like them both - there shall be no fighting today :) Have a great one! Cindy xoxo

tammy j said...

LOLOLOL!!!!
it will never be plain old phila-dell-fee-a again!!!
gotta love your bunch! LOL! xoxo♥

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

We here near Philly also refer to it with different ways... LOL, I will keep them to myself!! ;-)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I live near Philly. It is often referred to as Filth-a-Delphia.

Missy George said...

I grew up outside of "Philly"..Hate that name...To "starting over"..it's" filthy-delphia"...Cute post..I hope you're not in too much trouble..

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Don't ask me, I would mess it up....Very sweet post. xo

bj said...

too cute...both of them. :)
are you over your illness..? I am going into the 5th week and altho the pneumonia is gone, the cough, the congestion...and WEAK..omygosh

Beemie said...

I love these posts...funny and creative and spontaneous. I am sure they will both forgive you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

They both will probably pronounce it like they want for the rest of their lives! Some people will let it fly.....But, I bet you won't lol!

Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I always enjoy your posts on the new words that your family comes up with, Diana. I've never really had a desire to see Philadelphia, I wonder why? Have you visited there?

love, ~Sheri

Chatty Crone said...

I L O V E it - that is a hard word to spell and say.

Cozy Little House said...

That's a hard word for kids. And grown ups too!
Brenda

Gert said...

Oh how funny! She was so sweet! Lol

Blessings,
Gert

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I might have said the same as your Hero a time or two until I finally got it right. :)

Linda said...

This reminds me of Archie Bunkerish. Folks around here would probably say "Philler delphie." I like them all. Creative pronunciation! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Marissa said...

Oh I love it.. Cant wait to hear all about the free part.. LOL

Ronda@islandmother said...

Your daughter's version sounds like a flower. Love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is hysterical! Especially hubbies take. Funny how we have so many pronunciations of states and towns. Is it due to locale? History? We surely know someone is NOT from Chicago if they pronounce it Chi-cog-o. It's Chi-caw-go to natives. I've always had the problem with the East coast pronunciation of places like New Hampshire or Yorkshire. Is it Hamp-sure or hamp-shyer? And Colorado...Color-rah-do or Color-rad-o? Funny, and maybe all about where you're from!

Jane x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, this is too funny! Seems everyone has a story of similar mispronunciations! I grew up in Massachusetts. Need I say more? xo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, how funny! My hard word was (and I'm sure I'm still spelling it wrong) Dubuque, you know, in Iowa. I pronounced it out loud as Dubuquerque as in New Mexico.The whole class laughed. I think I was in college!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Katie Isabella said...

I loved this! A wonderful and smily way to start the day! As a girl, I had to live in NJ for awhile. Hunterdon Co. in Lambertville, directly across the Deleware from New Hope PA> So, I got to go to Phillydellphfreeya a LOT! <3

As for you orphan there whose collar I would have to supply, um, no.

Cranberry Morning said...

Hilarious! You know what they say about old dogs, though... Lol (just kidding, Mr.Hero)

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm so glad you have clarified that pronunciation for me and I don't make a mistake if I visit that fine city.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Diana,
Another cute story!! Here in NEPA, we just call it Philly!!
LOL!!

Hugs,
Deb

Rose L said...

LOL So cute, both of them! I can remember my son complaining about some words not spelled the proper way for pronunciation. Like the word ANTIQUES. He said it should be pronounced anti - q's.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Great chuckle for the day Diana! I like the "free" version the best, lol!

Feral Turtle said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA That is hilarious!! Good one.