It is no surprise that people from New Jersey have that typical “Jersey” accent, which can be spotted from a mile away. Our accents may stick out like a sore thumb, but we just can’t help but bring out our roots whenever possible. Here is how we say things back home on the east coast:

How to say water
People from Jersey will pronounce it, “Worter.”
People from any other state will pronounce it, “Wahter.”

How to say coffee
People from Jersey will pronounce it, “Cawfee.” 
People from any other state will pronounce it, “Cohfee.” 

How to say dog
People from Jersey will pronounce it, “Dawg.” 
People from any other state will pronounce it, “Dog.” 

How to say talk
People from Jersey will pronounce it, “tawlk.” 
People from any other state will pronounce it, “talk.” 

How to use the letter A in a sentence
People from Jersey will pronounce it with a hard “ah” sound. Ex: Gary turns into “Gah-ree” or Aaron turns into “Ah-rin” .
People from any other state will pronounce it with a hard “air” sound. Ex: Gary turns into “Gair-ey” or  Aaron turns into “Air-rin." 

How to say Drawer
People from Jersey will pronounce it, “draw.” Yes, like we are drawing a picture. 
People from any other state will pronounce it, “drawer.” 

How people feel about gas
People from Jersey will say, “You guys don’t have people for that?”
People from any other state will say, “You’re joking,” and will probably want to slap you across the face. 

How people feel about nails
People from Jersey will say, “I need to go and get a fill.” 
People from any other state will say, “Um… what the hell is a fill?” 

How people feel about the supermarket
People from Jersey will say, “Let’s go to Wawa! Can we PLEASE go to Wawa!?”
People from any other state will say, “What the hell is a Wawa?!” 

How people feel about coffee
People from Jersey will say, “Can we go to Dunkin? I absolutely NEED to have more Dunkin!” 
People from any other state will say, “Starbucks is my life.” 

How people feel about breakfast
People from Jersey will say, “Where are my bagels and cream cheese?” 
People from any other state will say, “What is with you people and your bagels and cream cheese!” 

How people think New Jersey is pronounced
People from Jersey will say, “Jersey” without the New.
People from any other state will say, “Oh, you guys don’t pronounce it Joisey?” No, no we do not. 

How living in Jersey is like
People from any other state will say, “OMG you’re from jersey? Have you been to the Jersey Shore?!”
People from Jersey will say, “Yes. Now get out of my face and don’t ever ask me that question again.” 

How people think photos are taken
People from any other state will say, "Okay; one, two, three duckface!"
People from Jersey will say, "Leave before I slap you across the face."