1. This isn't actually Spanish, and isn't pronounced as such. It's actually an old Southern word for laundromat and it's pronounced "wash-uh-TEER-ee-uh", more like how you'd say the English "cafeteria", and not in some Latin way.
2. Another name for a laundromat, taken from Houston's rich "Spanglish" vernacular.
1. "Bennies" is more from the Jersey Shore and refers to people from other parts of the area visiting during the summer.
2. Jersey slang for tourists.