Friday, December 18, 2009

PJs

How do you pronounce the word "pajama"?

1.Like pa-jom-a? The -jam- rhymes with bomb?

Or

2. Pa-jam-a, where the -jam- rhymes with slam?

31 comments:

Kristin said...

#2. We actually say "jammas", with the "jam" rhyming with "slam"

Circus Kelli said...

The Circus says:
PJ's
Jammies
Pah-jam-ma

Allisone said...

Normally #1 - but right now neither one of them sounds right. A causality of saying the words over and over.

Charlotte in Pa said...

Sue says #1, I say #2. (Ha! #2!)

Whit said...

#2 works for me.

ClumberKim said...

In the words of Ella and Louis, let's call the whole thing off.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

It's the bomb.

Stacey said...

PJ's.

Pamela said...

puh-jah-mah (but then I am from Texas)

Charity Donovan said...

As a direct result of growing up in the midwest, all our of o's even sound like a's - sooooo the redneck in me goes with "jammies."

SciFi Dad said...

#1

but more importantly, do you say pasta with the first "a" like #1 or #2?

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I say puh-joh-mas, or, as my Mom sometimes said, joh-mers.

teri said...

the second.

Mrs. Priss said...

paJAMa

Jari said...

pj's because pajama's is a funny word when it gets said too many times. and like anything in a house with children...it gets repeated, repeatedly! So I picked "pj's"!

Giddy said...

PaJOMBas (rhymes with bomb) but "jammies" (rhymes with Tammy's)

Karen said...

I say Jammies. Ha.

MojoMark said...

Always been a source of argument in our house. The right answer is #2.

Sometimes in our argument I say #1 and get her all confused.

57plymouth said...

Naked.

Anonymous said...

Is it Naked or Nekkid?

eclectic said...

PJs. Except when we're messing with the 7-year old, and tell him to go "don his flame-retardant sleepwear."

Susie said...

#1. Although when I say "jammies," it's like #2. And sometimes PJs.

kalki said...

I say it like #1, although I sometimes intentionally say it like #2 instead because I think that sounds cooler.

Susie said...

Naked means you ain't got no clothes on. Nekkid means you ain't got no clothes on and you're up to something. (This wisdom from "Designing Women," back in the day.)

Melissa said...

jam rhymes with slam.

Anonymous said...

it's pyjamas. puh-jarm-uhs

Bogart in P Towne said...

In most of the US, we do speak english...it is jam...like on a piece of toast.

Lowa said...

JAM. It is like JAM, just like it looks.

We say jammies or PJ's.

Claire said...

Sometimes you have to use both.
For example:
You must use Jam when referencing PajamaGram. It just goes.
But if you were reading a bedtime story you might have to go the otherway. Clearly you could not say Jam when reading Llama, Llama Red Pajama.

lilfootsmommy said...

pa-jah-ma's :)

magda said...

I had never heard pajamas pronounced any way but the pa-jom-uh way, until I met my husband. I love the sound of puhjammmmuz. It sounds sweet and cozy. I hope our boys will choose my husbands pronunciation.

oooh, i am way into puh-jar-muz and joh-merz. must incorporate and feign cleverness