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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

 
 
Old 10-23-2008, 01:50 AM
 
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I know many people in Texas who don't.
Is there a problem with people who have "issues"(it's not an iproblem) pronouncing those words?
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:58 AM
 
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Both the "melk" and the "fillum" things are typically Scottish features, which could explain their use in parts of America, although I'm not sure whether New Brunswick or the Midwest have a particularly high percentage of people with Scottish heritage.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:07 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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haha, I'm such a loser! I've always pronounced it "melk" and have gotten crap for it in the past too.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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The first one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: USA
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I say milk, not melk. Louisiana
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Milk rhymes with silk. I'm from Texas.
Me, too. GA
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I'm from New York City. It's "milk" around here! Are there actually parts of the country where people say melk?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I say "milk" not "melk." NE Ohio.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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milk=silk. NJ
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: yeah
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This thread is shet.
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