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The poll to end all polls
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The poll to end all polls
The poll to end all polls
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RE: The poll to end all polls
One more poll. Suffolk.
09-25-2020 07:45 PM
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It`s pronounced "athletic desert".
09-25-2020 09:19 PM
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"Nah" tribe represent
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RE: The poll to end all polls
I think there's too many similar choices. I'm not from the area so I probably don't use one of the popular choices anyway.
09-25-2020 11:33 PM
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Norfuk
09-25-2020 11:43 PM
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I refer you to the old Norfolk cheer, “We don’t drink! We don’t smoke! Norfolk! Norfolk!“
09-26-2020 01:26 AM
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RE: The poll to end all polls
(09-25-2020 07:45 PM)elon77 Wrote:  One more poll. Suffolk.

Yeah, I should have thrown Suffolk in there instead of Nahfik twice. Or was it Nawfok?
09-26-2020 06:05 AM
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RE: The poll to end all polls
I have a friend who would call it NorFORK. Drove me batty. But she’s from the Midwest; maybe that’s how they say the name of the city in Nebraska?
09-26-2020 08:17 AM
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Glad this is finally getting settled....
09-26-2020 08:23 AM
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(09-26-2020 08:17 AM)Cyniclone Wrote:  I have a friend who would call it NorFORK. Drove me batty. But she’s from the Midwest; maybe that’s how they say the name of the city in Nebraska?

At a previous job we had a customer in Norfolk, NE. They definitely said the name differently than I had ever heard it.
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(09-26-2020 08:17 AM)Cyniclone Wrote:  I have a friend who would call it NorFORK. Drove me batty. But she’s from the Midwest; maybe that’s how they say the name of the city in Nebraska?

That’s how the President pronounced it last night in Newport News.
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There was a USAirways pilot who insisted on calling it Nor-Fork... during his briefings to the cabin. "Alright folks, on behalf of the crew Welcome to Norfork"
09-26-2020 10:03 AM
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It's Nawfik. And there are two choices that prove it. 07-coffee3
09-26-2020 10:25 AM
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RE: The poll to end all polls
(09-25-2020 11:43 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  Norfuk

Agree. This should have been an option. The other options are wrong.
09-27-2020 10:11 PM
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Depending on the amount of alcohol I start at Norfik and end up at Nawfik.
09-28-2020 10:23 AM
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I've always said -fik, and people have immediately identified me as a native because of it. I think if you're a transplant it evolves to -fuk, whereas if you're a lifer, it develops into -fik

I wonder what city has the most issue with name pronunciation? I know Louisville folks cringe if people try to fit in by saying Lewey-ville (they prefer Loo-vuhl, I think), New Orleans folks are protective of their pronounciation, and San Francisco natives don't like when you say San Fran or Frisco.
09-28-2020 01:18 PM
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RE: The poll to end all polls
I say the curse word version and lived and grew up for first few years in Norfolk.

I don't care how you say it unless you dont say Nor- FOLK
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RE: The poll to end all polls
Obviously there isn't an etched-in-stone answer or we wouldn't have a poll with more choices than a Cheesecake Factory menu; that's just anecdotal evidence on my end. I will say I had a friend who called me from Atlanta as Norfolk State was beating Missouri to make me say "Norfolk" because she loved how I did it.

Agreed on Nor-FOLK; that and Nor-FORK comprise the bright line.
09-28-2020 01:43 PM
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When I say Norfolk it sounds like Nawfik but when I say South Norfolk it comes out South Nawfuk.
09-28-2020 02:07 PM
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