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Old 06-20-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Being from Oregon, that's O-re-Gun, not Ore-gone some words are pronounced differently
Water-wA-dur
Willamette-Will-lamb-it
Caught-cot
Pail=Bucket
Tiger-Ta-Ger
We don't go to the "beach" we go to the "coast"
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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My point is no pronunciation is wrong if it's simply a reflection of dialect.
My point is that I don't know of any regional dialect that pronounces "pronunciation" as "pro NOUN ciation," so therefore, when I occasionally hear someone say it, I think, "They're saying that wrong." I don't think the same thing when someone says, "Do you want a glass of WAR-ter?"

People say "sWord" too - but that's not a matter of dialect - it's a matter of mispro NUN ciation.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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I'm from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and I ask what kind of coke do you want

Shopping Cart: Buggy

To address a group of two or more people: yall

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: crawfish

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Splinter

Pecan Pie: Usually Pee-Kahn

Fuzzy little worms: wooly worms.....rolly polies are those little bugs that roll into a ball when you pick em up

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Granddaddy Long Leg

Term for an Attorney: LAW-yer..........not LOY-er.

Caramel: Carra-mel
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I'm English and have lived in the states for 12 years, 7 in Michigan and 5 in Alaska so here goes ...

Carbonated Beverage: back home we called it fizz here I usually call it soda

Shopping Cart: Trolley

To address a group of two or more people: Everyone or everybody

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Crawfish

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Splinter

Pecan Pie: Pee-can

Fuzzy little worms: caterpillar

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Daddy longlegs

Term for an Attorney: Law-yer

Caramel: Car a mel

Just thought of another .. TV ... I still call it the Telly

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: 406
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I live in the interior Northwest/Northern Rockies, and my pronounciations are as follows:

Carbonated Beverage: Pop or soda (the former being far more dominant in my region).

Shopping Cart: Cart

To address a group of two or more people: "Hey, you guys."

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: Crawfish

Splinter or Sliver (A piece of wood that gets caught in your finger): Sliver

Pecan Pie: Pee-kahn.

Fuzzy little worms: Caterpillar.

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: Daddy Long Leg

Term for an Attorney: Loy-er

Caramel: Car-muhl.

A sack (paper or plastic) for carrying groceries: Beg

Mrs. Butterworth's is a type of: Sir-up.

The small body of moving water up the road is a: crick (if referring to a town that includes this word as part of its name, we'll apply the long E pronounciation).
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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From the western part of MA now living in the eastern part of MA:

Carbonated Beverage: SODA

Shopping Cart: CART, CARRIAGE

To address a group of two or more people: YOU

Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad: CRAYFISH

Splinter or Sliver: SLIVER

Pecan Pie: Pee KAN

Fuzzy little worms: CATERPILLAR

Spider with 8 very long legs and a very small body: DADDY LONG LEGS

Term for an Attorney: LOYer

Caramel: CARMEL

A sack BAG

Mrs. Butterworth's is a type of: SIR UP
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
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I'm from SE VA (Virginia Beach). A few different ones:

Maryland = Mur a lund
Nevada = Na vah duh
Colorado = collar rod dough
Smithfield = smith felled
water = what er
iron = i urn
mayonnaise = man aze
ketchup = catch up
friend = e sounds like bin or pin
Tamara = Tam a rah
Horror = ***** er
Halloween = Hall o ween

the numbers on an interestate = route (rowt)
when you grill or cook outside = cookout
address group of people = yall, you all, you guys, all of you, or all of yall
hat or cap = cap
person you pay rent to = rent man/lady (instead of landlord)
when a group of kids stay at one house overnight = spending the night (instead of sleepover)
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