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Old 01-11-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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I grew up in Sioux City (NW Iowa) and words like Krik (for creek) and Warsh (for wash) were not uncommon


I've heard both of those in the Quad Cities, krik more than warsh.

My grandma would pronounce milk as melk. I'm not sure how she picked it up, I've heard it's pronounced that way in parts of Minnesota.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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North 1/3 sound like Minnesota. Middle third sound like news anchors. Southern third sounds southern.
Yes, but no. I grew up in Burlington and do not have the "southern" twang at ALL. I can hear it from a FEW people I know from there, but the majority of those I knew at least, spoke in a neutral accent.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Very neutral accent for the most part (besides the rural towns), some people do sound a bit small town with expressions they still use like "going to the store", occasionally still hear someone say "warsh", but mainly with the older generation.
I KNOW I will regret this, but...if I am heading out to Dahl's to get some food, am I not supposed to say i am "going to the store?" Or is this another of your "observations" ?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Yes, but no. I grew up in Burlington and do not have the "southern" twang at ALL. I can hear it from a FEW people I know from there, but the majority of those I knew at least, spoke in a neutral accent.
That's because Burlington is right on Highway 34. The twang doesn't really kick in until you get to about Wever or Augusta.

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I KNOW I will regret this, but...if I am heading out to Dahl's to get some food, am I not supposed to say i am "going to the store?" Or is this another of your "observations" ?
I'm trying to figure out how I missed that post earlier. It may be his greatest line ever. I never realized that "going to the store" was such an old-fashioned, outdated phrase.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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Iowans definitely do have a very distinct accent, a nasal twang, similar to the accent of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, North and South Dakotas, and the northern 1/3 of the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It's all part of the upper Midwest.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I'm trying to figure out how I missed that post earlier. It may be his greatest line ever. I never realized that "going to the store" was such an old-fashioned, outdated phrase.
It's definitely a small-town phrase, deny it if you want.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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I'm trying to figure out how I missed that post earlier. It may be his greatest line ever. I never realized that "going to the store" was such an old-fashioned, outdated phrase.

going to the store - YouTube
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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It's definitely a small-town phrase, deny it if you want.

I'm trying to think of different ways of saying 'I'm going to the store'...How are the cool kids saying it these days?
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Everyone just says "going to the store." Or in Chicago, "going to da Jewelz," but same thing. RonnieJonez is full of s*** as usual.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: IN
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I say "going to the store" and I'm originally from the Kansas City metro area.
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