Say these two words out loud:
I've recently begun to pronounce them differently, and I wonder if there's an Ohio-New York difference.
In New York:
When I was in Defiance at Christmastime, I caught myself saying them the "New York" way and something immediately felt off. The words just didn't belong.
I certainly haven't picked up all New Yorkisms. No "fuggedaboutit." No "not for nuthin'." And certainly no "Jersey Shore" accent.
And I just as certainly haven't lost my Ohio-isms. I got called out in the lunchroom at work for referring to a carbonated beverage as "pop." And I still use "bag" and "sack" interchangeably.
GROW-shree bag, GROW-sir-ee sack, it's all the same to me.