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Old 12-04-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Ruff instead of roof.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: 78745
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When I was in Muncie, there was a bar called "Manor's Tavern". Everybody in Muncie pronounced it with a long "a", as in "Main-er's Tavern". I never gave it a second thought.

When I first moved to Austin, there's a little town outside of Austin called Manor, Texas, and everybody pronounces it "Manor" , with a long "a", like they did in Muncie. Once again, I never gave it a second thought.

Then I got a job where I was working with some people from Youngstown, Ohio, and they pronounced "Manor" with a short "a" so it sounded like "manner". They were absolutely positive the way they pronounced it was the correct way and everybody else was wrong.

I don't know how most Hoosiers say it, but in Muncie, it was most definitely pronounced as "Mainer".

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Old 12-04-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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When I was in Muncie, there was a bar called "Manor's Tavern". Everybody in Muncie pronounced it with a long "a", as in "Main-er's Tavern". I never gave it a second thought.

When I first moved to Austin, there's a little town outside of Austin called Manor, Texas, and everybody pronounces it "Manor" , with a long "a", like they did in Muncie. Once again, I never gave it a second thought.

Then I got a job where I was working with some people from Youngstown, Ohio, and they pronounced "Manor" with a short "a" so it sounded like "manner". They were absolutely positive the way they pronounced it was the correct way and everybody else was wrong.

I don't know how most Hoosiers say it, but in Muncie, it was most definitely pronounced as "Mainer".

I say "manner". Think most people in my area do.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: 78745
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Ruff instead of roof.
I hear it pronounced both ways, about 50-50. Personally, I say "roof", because it rhymes with and spelled the same minus 1 or 2 letters. goof, aloof, tooth, hoof, woof.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Ruff instead of roof.
That brings back memories. When our family first moved away from IN my second grade teacher at my new school took my mom aside to tell her that I was adjusting well but that I talked funny, particularly my pronunciation of roof (ruff), route, and house. Apparently she was concerned that the other kids would think I was some kind of hillbilly or something, lol.

https://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics.../state_IN.html
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:11 PM
 
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I hear "reckeenize" for "recognize" a lot. Oh, and "alot" and "I seen" nearly universally. Pet peeves are "all of the sudden" and "once and awhile."
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Old 04-25-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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Default What about 'cooshion'?

Many of the examples shared here are familiar to me. My mother and her family speaks that way. She also often says 'cooshion' in place of 'cushion'. One of her favorite words is 'cattywampus'.

https://benjamindavidsteele.wordpres...with-a-wampus/
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Old 04-25-2020, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Tell you how bad it gets. Just after the start of WW2 We moved to Elizabethtown Ohio. Which is just about on the border of Indiana. In fact my father worked in Lawrenceburg Indiana. Mother was young and a hard core New Yorker - Born in upper Manhattan and a fresh graduate of Hunter College. She had a Hoosier ice man. They found they could not communicate in their shared language and had to do their business by passing notes.
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:02 PM
 
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I was stationed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base (later renamed Grissom, after the astronaut) in the first half of the 60s.

It wasn't far from the town of Peru (hometown of the great Cole Porter), pronounced Pee'-rue. One airman on the base was from the town of Brazil, pronounced Bray'-zill. Another was from Russiaville (so small we couldn't find in on the map, but he swore it existed) pronounced Rue-see'-a-ville.

And we weren't far from the state of Illinois, pronounced Ill-a-noize'.


Never prounounce the s in Illinois. Ever. Lake County here.
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:05 AM
 
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I was stationed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base (later renamed Grissom, after the astronaut) in the first half of the 60s.

It wasn't far from the town of Peru (hometown of the great Cole Porter), pronounced Pee'-rue. One airman on the base was from the town of Brazil, pronounced Bray'-zill. Another was from Russiaville (so small we couldn't find in on the map, but he swore it existed) pronounced Rue-see'-a-ville.

And we weren't far from the state of Illinois, pronounced Ill-a-noize'.

I am living in Lafayette, not far from some of the towns mentioned. Russiaville is pronounced Roo'-sha-ville. Peru is pronounced Pee'-roo. Carmel is pronounced Car'-mal.

I have a friend who says the 's' in Illinois and it drive me nuts.
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