New Jersey is one of the capitols of accents in the world, and that is a wonderful thing. We have everything from international accents to the Brooklyn and Staten Island versions of the New York accent and so much more. But when we are asked if we have an accent, we always say no. But is that true.


We did a little research and as much as we hate to admit it and as much as you hate to hear it, we do think the Garden State has an accent, and we have a group of words that we believe proves it.

Let's share with you the word pronunciations that we believe lead to the belief by those from outside the state that we have an accent.

Thinkstock other states is "KAH-fee", but not here. The true sign of a New Jersey resident is their need and love for their coffee, and their ability to only say it the Jersey way.

Zoonar/Erik Lam, Thinkstock

Dawg...If you own and love a "daag ", then you are not from New Jersey. Garden State residents love their dawgs like no one else. And we're proud we say it that way

Lou Russo,Townsquare Media

Ave...We don't like to say the whole word. It's Ocean Ave along the beach, Sunset Ave in Wanamassa and Princeton ave in Brick. Add the "nue" and you just might not be from New Jersey.

moodboard, Thinkstock

Tawk.... In the Garden State, we don't have a "taak". We have a nice long tawk. And while we're tawking, that big bird is not a "haak", either.


Chawklit. We're not a big chaa-KLUT bunch, but we do love our chawklit. A big piece of it and a glass of red wine, and we're ok with whatever the Jersey day just threw at us.

These are just a few examples, but you'd have to say after reading through this that is possible, just possible, that there is such a thing as a New Jersey accent, right? Or at least our own unique way of saying what we need to say.

Do You Think They Use The Accent In The 30 Tiniest Towns in[carbongallery id=

New Jersey?"]

These are the 25 Best Places To Live in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.