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Old 06-11-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Wow. I have never heard anyone, or even heard of anyone, pronouncing "crayon" as "cran". That's a new one on me.
Really? I grew up in Iowa and always heard "crans". The "a" would be drawn out a bit, but still just one syllable. It wasn't unusual to hear "cra-yon" either, it mostly just depended on how fast the person was talking.

I thought the most interesting was caramel. I grew up with everyone calling it "car-ml". I think it's hilarious to hear people say "care-a-mel". When I first heard that I actually thought the person was just pronouncing it that way as a joke.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:22 PM
 
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Really? I grew up in Iowa and always heard "crans". The "a" would be drawn out a bit, but still just one syllable. It wasn't unusual to hear "cra-yon" either, it mostly just depended on how fast the person was talking.

I thought the most interesting was caramel. I grew up with everyone calling it "car-ml". I think it's hilarious to hear people say "care-a-mel". When I first heard that I actually thought the person was just pronouncing it that way as a joke.
I say it like "cara-mel". Like the name Cara. "Care-a-mel" is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:20 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I say it like "cara-mel". Like the name Cara. "Care-a-mel" is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Boy, the whole "care-a-mel" is just weird to my ears. Kinda like how many people from other states say "pee-can" pie, while here in Oklahoma we say "puh-kahn" pie.

As for caramel, in Oklahoma we say "car-ml." Two syllables. Say it quick, "car-ml." You got it. That's Okie for y'all. South-Central speech!
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Really? I grew up in Iowa and always heard "crans". The "a" would be drawn out a bit, but still just one syllable. It wasn't unusual to hear "cra-yon" either, it mostly just depended on how fast the person was talking.

I thought the most interesting was caramel. I grew up with everyone calling it "car-ml". I think it's hilarious to hear people say "care-a-mel". When I first heard that I actually thought the person was just pronouncing it that way as a joke.
Ah, well, I've never been anywhere near Iowa, so that's maybe why I never heard cran.

I grew up saying KAR-mull, but when I got older, I noticed most other people around me said KARA-mel. (Not CARE, with a long A, though). I changed the way I said it to conform, but it still doesn't sit right with me. I love carmels.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I live in Wisconsin, which borders Iowa, and I have never, ever heard anyone say "cran." I have heard both KAR-mull and KARA-mel, though generally the former.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Base on the pronunciation and accent what state would these accent be found in this movie?



Critters / Rémecskék (hunsub) - YouTube

Does this movie sound bit southern US accents ? I was talking to my friend he said it has bit of southern US accent.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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I think the "crayon" map is bogus for this area. Everyone I knows says "cran."
My husband and I both say "cran". Seems weird any other way. For the record, we both grew up in a Toledo suburb.

I'm pretty sure I've used "crayfish", "crawfish" and "crawdad(dies)".

I've never heard of a "rotary" or a "bubbler".

Both my husband and I grew up using "pop" but both now say "soda".

Anyone else know what a "grinder" is? No one here in Montana does but it seemed common enough in NW Ohio.

People here in Montana call thunder "thunder boomers". It's so weird.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Base on the pronunciation and accent what state would these accent be found in this movie?



Critters / Rémecskék (hunsub) - YouTube

Does this movie sound bit southern US accents ? I was talking to my friend he said it has bit of southern US accent.
It's not Southern. More like Midwestern, like southern Illinois or Missouri.

That being said, most actors totally, utterly mangle Southern accents. It's painful to listen to them.
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