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View Poll Results: How do you say "milk"?
"Milk", rhymes with "silk" or "ilk" 322 85.41%
"Melk", rhymes with "elk" 49 13.00%
Other 6 1.59%
Voters: 377. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In NEPA I've heard milk and melk.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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"Melk" is a Minnesotanism you hear in the Baby Boomer generation or older. No one younger than about 55 pronounces it like that. My mom and dad (both in their 60s) are guilty of it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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"Melk" is a Minnesotanism you hear in the Baby Boomer generation or older. No one younger than about 55 pronounces it like that. My mom and dad (both in their 60s) are guilty of it.
I'm 21 and I say melk. My fiancé is 23 and he also says it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I'm 21 and I say melk. My fiancé is 23 and he also says it.
Did you grow up outstate?
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Did you grow up outstate?
Nope. Always heard everyone saying melk.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Did you grow up outstate?
Grew up in Michigan
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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I chose the first option and I am from CA.
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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I say "melk" and am from South Carolina.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I say 'milk', some people here say mahlk (short 'A', rhymes with 'talc'). The best one I heard was from the Garfield cartoon, "meewk".
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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I personally say "melk". "Mihlk" sounds weird to me...though I'm sure others probably would disagree!

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I too would say "melk" if it was spelled that way, but since its spelled M I L K, I say milk.
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