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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%
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I thought I pronounced it mihlk until I caught myself saying melk the other day . I never even noticed that I said it like that! Now I'm aware of it and will be correcting myself from now on, LOL. I grew up in CT, but I certainly don't think it's a regional thing. I think it's just me....
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Someone needs to write a new dictionary, since apparently half the people in this country don't pronounce words the way they're supposed to be pronounced.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:52 AM
 
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Someone needs to write a new dictionary, since apparently half the people in this country don't pronounce words the way they're supposed to be pronounced.
Says who?
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:10 AM
 
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melk
from south eastern michigan but now in the lansing area
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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I pronounce it melk. I live in Michigan. My 16 yr. old son pointed this out to me. Never really thought about it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: The City
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I am not sure but no one seems look at me strange when I travel and say it like they do when I ask for water
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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From N.C...rhymes with silk...it's a short "i" sound, not a short "e" sound.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Someone needs to write a new dictionary, since apparently half the people in this country don't pronounce words the way they're supposed to be pronounced.
Dictionnaries of phonetics do exist, actually
But in any language, you will have different accents, so many words will sound differently according to countries/regions.

According to pronuncing dictionnaries, the standard (official/ "normal"... call it as you like) pronunciation for milk is like silk.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:55 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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lol @ "melk." wow.

so ppl are really like, "i spelled melk on my selk shirt!!"

hahaha!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Milk and silk don't rhyme. Melk and silk.
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