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Old 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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Call er rod dough
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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NO!! More of a "Rod" sound.
For what it's worth, that is what I say when I order "Chile Colorado".
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've notices that people from easten states pronounce it with an "A" sound, and people in the west seem to pronounce it with the "O" sound.

Here's a thread on the Colorado Forum about the correct pronunciation of the state, and both ways seem pretty valid according to this thread. Proper Pronunciation of "Colorado"
I noticed the opposite when I moved west. Everyone there said Call-o-rad-o and Ne-vad-a. The people from the east are the ones who say it wrong.

It's Call-o-RAD-o.

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Colorado: we natives pronounce it call-uh-RAD-o (the accented syllable rhymes with "bad"). We figure anyone who says call-uh-ROD-o or call-uh-ROD-der must be either a tourist or a short-time resident (when they pronounce the accented syllable as if it rhymes with "pod").

Say it like a Colorado native
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:20 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Something like that. It's a more midwestern variant of the Pittsburgh Yinz
Actually, many people in the Pittsburgh area pronounce that word "yunz".

Most people who live in Colorado pronounce the word with a short a as in "cat".
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Coller-raw-dough, but only if you say it fast.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What is a yuns? Is it kind of like y"all?
It's an Appalachian thing. Here is East TN we say it a lot..
you'in an youngins ... stuff like that...

We have some of our own Appalachian speech. When I leave East TN nobody every knows what it means" up in the holler"

Even goin to middle or west TN people don't pronounce the vul.
To us, it's Sevier-vul, Knox-vul, Mar-vul not Sevier-ville Knox-ville- Mary-ville

We have a lot more Appalachian influences here.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I say it Col-uh-rad-doh by habit even though I know it has a long a.
Some people there like do say ColoradAH, but that's just a joke.

My mamaws old neightbor says stuff like this. To her, it's:
Colo-rod-ah
Flor-dee
Georg-ee
etc.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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kuh-LORE-a-dew
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Actually, many people in the Pittsburgh area pronounce that word "yunz".
My understanding is many say "yunz" was closer to the original pronunciation, but since "Yinz" and "Yinzer" has been popularized, it's been pretty much been crystallized as the latter now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: 406
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I live in the same region as Call-er-rah-doe, and I often hear it pronounced with both the short and long "A" sounds.

Native Call-er-rah-dee-ins, however, prounounce it with the long "A," at least in my experiences with them.
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