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Old 09-25-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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You people who are so all-fired-up for more diversity in Missouri ought to be happy different people pronounce it so many different ways. You should embrace the differences and be inclusionary, shouldn't you?

I am the only one on this board who says, "Why cares?" when it comes to the state name's pronunciation.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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Default Missouri tarantulas

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...the California Outreach Division of the Chamber of Commerce! I have been reliably informed that Missouri cottonmouths and tarantulas are ESPECIALLY fond of Californians. Please make note of this!
I have lived in rural Missouri and the St. Louis area, all my life, and I have never seen a tarantula or cotton mouth, we do have snakes but never tarantulas that I know of. I live in northeast Missouri. I don't know anyone that has ever seen a tarantula. Maybe it's too cold here in the winter for them.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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You people who are so all-fired-up for more diversity in Missouri ought to be happy different people pronounce it so many different ways. You should embrace the differences and be inclusionary, shouldn't you?

I am the only one on this board who says, "Why cares?" when it comes to the state name's pronunciation.
No, but you may want to consider substituting the pronoun "who" for the adverb "why," as it flows a bit better....
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: 9B, Idaho
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Ok, after much cogitaion upon my part, and a bit of liquid inspiration, I have finally decided with some authority how the word Missouri should be pronounced.
Missouri=home.
I absolutely, completely, totally, unreservedly, unabashedly, and unapologetically agree wholeheartedly with that pronunciation! May it soon be so for you.

For me, I might have to settle (at least for now) for first runner-up: "Vacation Paradise."
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: 9B, Idaho
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You people who are so all-fired-up for more diversity in Missouri ought to be happy different people pronounce it so many different ways. You should embrace the differences and be inclusionary, shouldn't you?
I am the only one on this board who says, "Why cares?" when it comes to the state name's pronunciation.
Here's an idea for a forum thread you could start: "Which is the proper way for Missourians to say California." That might have to become a sticky thread, whaddya'll think?
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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No, but you may want to consider substituting the pronoun "who" for the adverb "why," as it flows a bit better....
OK, thanks for catching my typo. Hmm. Wait a minute. Let me stir the pot ...


Listen, buddy, that wasn't a typo. I am the Ozarks Boy, after all; that's the way we talk around here. You should accept that as part of my culture without any criticism. Aren't you aware of the need for diversity? Don't you accept ebonics? Yes? Then why don't you accept hillbonics? I can't call you a racist for criticizing my regional dialect, but you certainly seem to have a chip on your shoulder for people who look, speak, think, perhaps even smell, different from you. Why don't you go back to sipping your latte and pretending to be a liberal?

That was quite fun.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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Here's an idea for a forum thread you could start: "Which is the proper way for Missourians to say California." That might have to become a sticky thread, whaddya'll think?
It is pronounced the way it is spelled: Califoreignia. Most of the people who come to Missouri from there are Califoreigners. They move here for one reason: cheap land. They claim they aren't rich, but their main complaint is there's nothing to do here because there aren't enough places for them to engage in "serious shopping." They are certainly oddball people, and I do what I can to keep them from moving here. However, once they move to Rolla, I am civil.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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Mizzouree. Mizzourah is how the country folk say it.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Mizzouree. Mizzourah is how the country folk say it.
I lived in the country, and NO ONE said Mizzourah......
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I lived in the country, and NO ONE said Mizzourah......
Guess it depends on what part of Missouri you are in. I've heard people say it all my life.
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