One of the charms of Lancaster is the inability of its natives to pronounce words correctly. I had never heard the simple word, “on”, drawn out to 2 syllables before meeting Lori and coming here. I have to think of the proper name, Owen, to say it the Lancaster way. And of course, words like radiator (RAD-iator), sure (shore) and awhile (not so much a pronunciation issue as a simple failure to make sense). I say nothing of 10X sugar, which the rest of us call powdered. That caused no small confusion in the Midwest when Lori was trying to track some down.
Our own Sam Privitera has passed along this quiz to our offices, and we found it to be an accurate diagnostic tool. For myself, I am proudly of the “Inland North” region, and yes, I did grow up calling soda, “pop”. I’ve only adjusted so as to become all things to all Lancasterians.
So follow the link, take the quiz, and let us know what you find.