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Old 11-14-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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It’s one of those things you never think about or realize, until someone directly says something about it!
It really is. Has me thinking about what other words/phrases I say that I never think about lol.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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Just to clarify, it’s like hope, with the “H”
I think you mean it's like hope without the "H". "Ope" is the word.

I hear it in Chicago from time to time, but growing up in Iowa it was a very common word. The same as "oops" "whoops" or "excuse me".

Like working at the grocery store when someone was going to walk off without their change or their bag you'd reflexively use it "ope - you forgot your bag!".

Or if you accidentally cut someone off walking or both show up to a door at the same, someone makes a little faux pa - ope!
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I think you mean it's like hope without the "H". "Ope" is the word.

I hear it in Chicago from time to time, but growing up in Iowa it was a very common word. The same as "oops" "whoops" or "excuse me".

Like working at the grocery store when someone was going to walk off without their change or their bag you'd reflexively use it "ope - you forgot your bag!".

Or if you accidentally cut someone off walking or both show up to a door at the same, someone makes a little faux pa - ope!
You’re correct, typo on my part, Hope WITHOUT the “H” is correct.

Or should I say “Ope, typo, my bad!”
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Never heard it in Tennessee.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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Never heard it in almost 50 years in California.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I've heard it pronounced "up" instead of Ope.

The context I've heard it in is usually the same as starting a sentence with "Welp," such as "Welp, here we go again". One would say such a thing as they read through the Political part of this forum & see a new post about a topic that was beat to death about five years ago. So instead, it would be "Up, here we go again"

I have no idea on how common it is. Pronouncing it as "Ope" sure seems strange though.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Further east I've heard "oh."
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Never heard it in Tennessee.
That’s surprising, when I lived near Nashville, I heard it frequently
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Southeast...never heard of it
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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That’s surprising, when I lived near Nashville, I heard it frequently
Nashville is basically an area for relocated Yankees and Chicagoans these days.
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