I'm from Jersey. You wanna fight about it? Since I've been living in the deep south (well as far south as metro DC), I've noticed folks don't speak with the same "accent" as me. For the record, anything south of the Jersey shore might as well be the deep south for me. Can I get a Point Pleasant shoutout? (Sorry, that was pathetic.) My Jersey accent isn't really that strong, but it does make an appearance in some words. Here is a list of words that people from these parts mispronounce, since it's clear that my speaking manner is surely (not) the right one.
You say orange (or-inj)...I say arnj
You say carmel (car-mel)...I say cayr-a-mel
You say pecan (pe-con)...I say pee-con (this might be closer to tomayto/tomahto and not location-based)
You say water (wa-ter)...I say wer-ter (I get the most grief for this one)
You say egg (eh-gg)...I say ay-gg
I've also had trouble distinguishing between Mary, merry, and marry. Perhaps I just have a speech impediment, or perhaps it's just an accent, or perhaps anyone not from my hometown thinks my accent is a speech impediment. Whatever the case, let it be known that I've never heard any Jerseyite call our state Joy-zee.