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Old 07-20-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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No it isn't!!!

The only people who pronounce that way are nerds.
Call it what you want, but "sher" is the proper way to say "sure". Notice that there is no "o" is "sure". Sur can either make a sound like in "sur(f)", or it can make a "sher" sound.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Call it what you want, but "sher" is the proper way to say "sure". Notice that there is no "o" is "sure". Sur can either make a sound like in "sur(f)", or it can make a "sher" sound.
I still say it's neither one. It is "shoor" or maybe it should be written "shewr". Like Poor. Or Lure. Or Cure. You don't say "per" or "ler" or "kyer", do you? LOL, at least I hope not!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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Its weird because you can hear a good amount of people not pronounce there Rs in Philly, specifically in South Philly and parts of South Jersey.

Steve Martorano on the Streets of South Philly - YouTube
He pronounces his R's. Didn't you hear, "Although I haven't lived here for years. . ." A non-rhotic speakers would have said, "Although I haven't lived heah for yeahs. . ."
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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Call it what you want, but "sher" is the proper way to say "sure". Notice that there is no "o" is "sure". Sur can either make a sound like in "sur(f)", or it can make a "sher" sound.
Not true. "Shore" for "sure" is so common as to be a proper pronunciation. Vowels like u and o can be used in many different ways. Uranus, your, Uriel. Do these all have to have the "yer" sound? For most people, they don't. "Sher" and "shore" are both standard in American English.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwEdz4JblU


Are you also one of those people who pronounce "tour" as "too-er?"
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:33 PM
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Not true. "Shore" for "sure" is so common as to be a proper pronunciation. Vowels like u and o can be used in many different ways. Uranus, your, Uriel. Do these all have to have the "yer" sound? For most people, they don't. "Sher" and "shore" are both standard in American English.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwEdz4JblU


Are you also one of those people who pronounce "tour" as "too-er?"
Funny thing is I pronounce sure "sher" but when singing vocals in my old rock band
pronounced it "Shore". So for me either way is correct.

As for the word "tour" ...I pronounce it as "too-er",
watching US TV I hear it sometimes pronounced like "tore".
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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This is funny I say "shore" for sure. How can I explain but another funny one is the word "well" when starting to explain something. Even though its pronounced "well" half the people I speak to in a professional setting will say "wole" or "wul" real short and quick as if there is a "t" at the end like "wult"...

example. How does exhibit A work.....
answer: "wult"...you see it works like this......
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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"Shore" is the pronunciation of the word "sure" most commonly heard in the Northeastern U.S.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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I thought "sher" was some kind of Valley Girl pronunciation. Pretty shore the east coast pronunciation, which I use, is more standard.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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I thought "sher" was some kind of Valley Girl pronunciation. Pretty shore the east coast pronunciation, which I use, is more standard.
It's not--trust me.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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In NJ, we say "shoor". Shore is a place.
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