Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Joysee

Isn't it funny when you tell people you are from Jersey or traveling there, someone always says, "Oh, New Joysee?", in what I can only guess is their version of a New Jersey accent.  But I've never heard a native actually call it Joysee.  True, New Jerseyans can have a pretty thick accent depending what part they are from, but it doesn't quite go that far.  But we all have our interpretations of what accents are, for example: when I skype with one of my crit partners who is from Canada, I always imagine she says "eh?" after every sentence, and says "aboot" quite frequently.  Obviously she doesn't (much...).  I just assume she loves Hockey and the movie Strange Brew.

I'm not saying to give up your perceptions of people (because it's kinda funny) and I'm not at all offended when someone talks about New Jersey like that, or that the Midwest is full of hicks and meth addicts.  Now if you let it interfere with your judgement of someone, that's going a little far.  You never know who they really are until you  meet them and find out more about them.

Anyhoo, I'm leaving my meth lab smack dab in the middle of the country to travel to New Joysee to visit my relatives.  I'm excited because I haven't seen my grandma in 2 years, and this'll be my only chance this year to see the ocean.  And I get to eat REAL New York pizza.  YUM.

I won't be back until next week, so there won't be a post on Monday.  Have a lovely weekend everyone, and I'll see you when I get back!

19 comments:

Jenna Cooper said...

You're right; preconceptions can be fun, but not when it clouds your view of another person. My dad always gets a kick out of hearing his nieces from Minnesota say "Uncle Baaaab."

Candyland said...

Hopefully your meth lab will still be standing when you return. Until then, eat enough pizza to fill me up please.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Enjoy your trip! Always heard Jersey people drive fast, and that's fine with me. And in my neck of the woods, we have rednecks.

Colene Murphy said...

You turned off the burners, right? ;) (side note, did you ever see that show Breaking Bad about the science teacher that decides to make meth? CRAZY show!) Have fun! Eat double pizza's for me!! Will be dreaming of beaches and huge pizza all weekend thinking of you!

The Golden Eagle said...

I hope you have a good time in New Jersey!

Hooray for pizza. :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

I'm drooling at the thought of NY pizza... there's nothing else like it!

Happy travels, eh? Have a great weekend and can't wait to hear all aboot it trip when you get back.

(Yes. I did that just for you.)

Michael Di Gesu said...

I'm so jealous you're going to have NY pizza.... It's the best!

I have to say the Jersey has some pretty nice beaches. I spent many summers there when I was kid. Have a great time and enjoy the time with your grandma.

Abby if you've got a minute. I did an article for the Thestral Gazette.... It's a mock HP newspaper. Drop by and you can hop over to Laurel's blog. Too fun.

Michelle Merrill said...

Have a great weekend :)

alexia said...

Have a great trip! I love NY pizza... and the beach.

Jennie Bailey said...

I was reading US and there was an ad for another New Joysee show - Jerseylicious??? Apparently, there are a lot of peeps out there that can't get enough of that accent. The shows don't represent any of my classy New Jersey born and raised friends, though. Odd. Have a fabulous trip!!

erica and christy said...

Have a great trip and enjoy your grandma. I've never seen the ocean in person or eaten NY pizza - I'll have to add both to my "bucket list", I guess!

Outsiders always make fun of how I say "about", but to me it's totally normal!
erica

Meredith said...

People have so many stereotypes about Texas, too--mostly I just find it funny. Have a great time!

Vicki Tremper said...

I'm married to a real life New Jerseyan (who does not pronounce it Joysee) and I lived there for a few years (and don't pronounce it Joysee), so I totally get what you mean. Enjoy your trip!

erica and christy said...

yummmm. pizza. ahhhh. ocean. have a blast! christy

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