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Unread 04-15-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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It is and always will be Missouree. There is no 'uh' at the end. And just how do you pronounce: Arkansas? Ar kan sas? Nope, it be Ar kan saw. Don't y'all just love names???
I always say 'Arkansas' with the emphasis on the second syllable, but then I have been known to say 'Missouri' with the emphasis on the first.

I am around statewide politicians on occasion for my job, and note with amusement (as I note most other things in this sometimes-depressing world) that their pronunciation of our state name trends towards "mizzou-uh," a. the closer to election it gets, and b. the closer they are to a live microphone.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I have heard people say Mizzourah and it makes me want to punch them in the face repeatedly.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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When Jim Talent was running for senate I heard two different versions of a radio campaign ad -- in the one that ran in St. Louis he said Missour-ee; in the one that ran down by the Lake of the Ozarks he said Missour-ah.

That's nothing on Talent by the way -- I wouldn't be at all surprised to see any politician do that.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Phooey, I've heard it pronounced both way. Sort of a tomaato/tomahto sort of thing. Has nothing to do with illiteracy either.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: alaska and missouri
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I have heard people say Mizzourah and it makes me want to punch them in the face repeatedly.
thats funny. I was thinking the same thing. Everytime I heard Blunt say mizzouraa, I just wanted to kick him in the throat. And he's from Springfield. I never heard anybody from southwest mo say mizzoura.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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thats funny. I was thinking the same thing. Everytime I heard Blunt say mizzouraa, I just wanted to kick him in the throat. And he's from Springfield. I never heard anybody from southwest mo say mizzoura.
LOL, I dont even live in my beloved Missouri right now, and I want to do the same thing!
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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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When I was a kid in school, we sang,

"Way down in Miz-zou-ree,
where I heard this mel-o-dee.
When I was a pick-a-ninny on my mammy's knee.
Modcut- inappropriate
Their banjos were strumming
So sweet and low.

That was in Greene county, where we pronounced it with an eeee ending.
The only problem with that is unhappy people corrupt it to Misery, but they all need to leave the state anyway.
That's plain talk. I do not apologize.

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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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ozarskboy, I was beginning to think you were a not-so-urban legend! Nice to hear from you!
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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: alaska and missouri
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I have farmed my whole life in this state. There are alot of things that make Missouri "Misery". $9 milk, feedin hay in August, 98 degrees and a 1000 small squares on the ground, or worse, the last 100 in the field and it starts to rain! (Good lord, I love my round bailer). Then there is ticks, seed ticks, chiggers and poison evy.
That's not plain talk, thats the truth.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have farmed my whole life in this state. There are alot of things that make Missouri "Misery". $9 milk, feedin hay in August, 98 degrees and a 1000 small squares on the ground, or worse, the last 100 in the field and it starts to rain! (Good lord, I love my round bailer). Then there is ticks, seed ticks, chiggers and poison evy.
That's not plain talk, thats the truth.
OMG, I would gladly trade your " Misery" for mine! I wanna come home to Misery!
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