Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by giraffe326, Feb 3, 2010.
Feb 6, 2010
:lol: Guilty. I pronounce "wash" just like your dad. Also, I say "war-ter".
This news guy on our local radio says Northren and Westren for Northern and Western. Drives me NUTS!! I don't know where he's from but someone should call in and tell him that's NOT the way you say those words. I have also heard people on this station say Q-pons for coupons....grrrrrrrrrrrr.
:lol: They may be from the south. I hear it all the time as Q-pons. That's the way I say it.
I say Q-pons and I was a born and raised Michigander.
I also know someone who has lived in the same county in Michigan their entire life (he is 55 or 56) and he says warsh. It drives me nuts!
So, it is not strictly southern.
One southernism that drives me bonkers is 'vanella'. I tell them there is an I in it!!!
Oh, and don't get me started on App-uh-latch-in. I can understand a special pronunciation of the university if they insist, but the mountain range is App-a-lay-shun!
I've always said vanella and I'm in NY!! Then, I heard a collegue fo mine say vanILLA and I was like DUH I should be saying that too. So now I say vanilla and it drives my hubby nuts LOOL
omg...Pecan drives me insane...
I say: pah-cawn
short i for Italian
I say Aunt like ant
I love this. It's fascinating to see how people across the US pronounce words differently. If I wasn't so tired of being in college, I would be very interested in getting involved in phonetics and/or anthropological linguistics.
Yes, aunt is another one.
I say aunt the wrong way, but the right way makes me laugh for some reason.
me too! I am still considering it...
Feb 7, 2010
it's short i-talian
long I-talian is offensive