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Old 07-10-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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MINNESOTA:
wagon = weigh-gun
bag = beigh or bayg (ryhmes with vague)
pen and pin do not sound alike, same with tent and tint
thought rhymes with lot
don and dawn are pronounced the same
collar and caller are prouncounced the same
on, lawn, and john all rhyme
mary, merry, and marry are all pronounced the same
heel and hill are pronounced very differently
bother rhymes with father
mountain = mout-in
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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MINNESOTA:
wagon = weigh-gun
bag = beigh or bayg (ryhmes with vague)
pen and pin do not sound alike, same with tent and tint
thought rhymes with lot
don and dawn are pronounced the same
collar and caller are prouncounced the same
on, lawn, and john all rhyme
mary, merry, and marry are all pronounced the same
heel and hill are pronounced very differently
bother rhymes with father
mountain = mout-in
How are any of these "weird?" That is the normal way to pronounce those words.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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How are any of these "weird?" That is the normal way to pronounce those words.
Some of them are pretty weird if you're not from Minnesota. And since most people aren't from Minnesota, most people would find them weird.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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When I moved from WNY to NC I said el-em-en-tARY school to my students and they all laughed at me...it's el-em-entREE!! I never knew their was a different way to say it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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How are any of these "weird?" That is the normal way to pronounce those words.
You think that because you are from the same state as the poster!
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I should warn y'all, that I often say "Y'all" and a few other southern dialects...Please, for your safety do NOT try to picture "y'all" with a New York Accent! It sounds so bad when I say it! lol!
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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As for elementary, most people pronounce it el-em-entREE although it's common for some people to shorten it to just el-uh-metry.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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How about "coyote"? I guess it's supposed to be pronounced "ky-oh-tee", but I've always said "ky-oat."

Sandwich = Samwich.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I once heard someone explain that in a part of the country--I think it was somewhere in the Midwest--people pronounce the word spelled M-I-L-K as "melk." To me, that's one of the weirdest things I ever heard!

Being a native son of Brooklyn, my immediate response was, "Geddoudahere!"
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:39 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I once heard someone explain that in a part of the country--I think it was somewhere in the Midwest--people pronounce the word spelled M-I-L-K as "melk." To me, that's one of the weirdest things I ever heard!

Being a native son of Brooklyn, my immediate response was, "Geddoudahere!"
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