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Old 07-14-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Or Madrid. (MAD rid)
Or Tripoli as TripolUH
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I once heard someone say "Dee-suh Moy-nez"

Yes, really.
Was it Jar-Jar Binks?

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Old 07-14-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Was it Jar-Jar Binks?
It was someone I called who was in another state, a company. I can't remember. But she verified my address and said it that way. I have no idea WHY!
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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Moscow, Iowa is Mah-scoe not mosCOW.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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I have to say, I get annoyed at all of these little towns who take a word that is widely known to be said one way, but choose to say it another. Then the people there get annoyed when you say it wrong.

There is a small town in west central Illinois called Terre Haute. They pronounce it Terry Hut.

There is a town here in Arizona called Prescott and they pronounce it Press-kit. DUMB!

Much easier to say MaDrid, MosCOW, Press-cot, Terruh hoat, and not worry about it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North Liberty, IA
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I have to say, I get annoyed at all of these little towns who take a word that is widely known to be said one way, but choose to say it another. Then the people there get annoyed when you say it wrong.

There is a small town in west central Illinois called Terre Haute. They pronounce it Terry Hut.

There is a town here in Arizona called Prescott and they pronounce it Press-kit. DUMB!

Much easier to say MaDrid, MosCOW, Press-cot, Terruh hoat, and not worry about it.
So they pronounce Terre Haute differently in Il vs. IN? Probably so you know where you are...LOL

Since we've ventured off into other states, let's not forget Cairo, Ill pr. KAY-roe
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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So they pronounce Terre Haute differently in Il vs. IN? Probably so you know where you are...LOL

Since we've ventured off into other states, let's not forget Cairo, Ill pr. KAY-roe
I think you would know the difference between Terre Haute Ill vs. IN. The one in Ill is a teeny little town.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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But "We are from I-oh-way, I!-o-way! Best state in the land, joy at every hand!"

Didn't you all have to learn that when you were little (or moved to the state)? My native Iowan grandfather made us all learn it as soon as we were old enough to sing .

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I have to say, I get annoyed at all of these little towns who take a word that is widely known to be said one way, but choose to say it another. Then the people there get annoyed when you say it wrong.

There is a small town in west central Illinois called Terre Haute. They pronounce it Terry Hut.

There is a town here in Arizona called Prescott and they pronounce it Press-kit. DUMB!

Much easier to say MaDrid, MosCOW, Press-cot, Terruh hoat, and not worry about it.
This is super common--so common it has a biblical-based name, and a Wikipedia entry (shibboleth). It's precisely so that locals can distinguish outsiders, and I imagine it's probably more common in more insular (smaller) places.

One of my favorites is San Jose, IL--pronounced San Josie.

My brother once asked me if I'd ever been to Doobookay. Confused me until I realized he meant Dubuque .
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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But "We are from I-oh-way, I!-o-way! Best state in the land, joy at every hand!"

Didn't you all have to learn that when you were little (or moved to the state)? My native Iowan grandfather made us all learn it as soon as we were old enough to sing .


I can't say I have ever heard of that song!

I was born in Iowa and lived there over 40 years.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: North Liberty, IA
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But "We are from I-oh-way, I!-o-way! Best state in the land, joy at every hand!"

Didn't you all have to learn that when you were little (or moved to the state)? My native Iowan grandfather made us all learn it as soon as we were old enough to sing .



i actually learned it in elementary school, but I think I learned it with correct/modern/non-hayseed pronounciation.

Don't they asy it "I-oh-way" in the movie version of "State Fair" (I owe Iowa all I owe....or whatever that silly song is...)
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