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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 10-22-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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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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Old 10-22-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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I say Milk as in Mihlk.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Milk rhymes with silk. I'm from Texas.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Milk rhymes with silk. I'm from Texas.
I knew many people in Texas who had issues pronouncing pan, pen, and pin.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:21 PM
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Rhymes with silk. Originally from Pennsylvania, now in Colorado these 28 yrs.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Rhymes with silk. I think it's just you, tvdxer!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I knew many people in Texas who had issues pronouncing pan, pen, and pin.
I know many people in Texas who don't.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:22 PM
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Milk rhymes with silk. I'm from Chicago and still live here.

However, I have noticed that a lot of people from the Midwest say 'melk', these are the same people who are convinced I live in 'ellinois'.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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I personally say "melk". "Mihlk" sounds weird to me...though I'm sure others probably would disagree!

If you respond to the poll, please say where you're from.
Do you pronounce silk "selk"? If not, why not?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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In Wisconsin, its MILK, but in Michigan, MELK. By the way in New Brunsick, Canada, a lot of words like this are prounounced with two syllables. Milluk, fillum (film), Ellum (elm), etc.
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