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Old 11-09-2006, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield
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Missour "e" I can't see it anyother way I am sorry anything else is crazy.

good debate, I am going to further my research in springfield!
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I have been here, (all over the state) for the most part, since 1960. Rarely have I ever heard it called Missour-ah. I cringe when I hear the polititions say it that way. I guess it's a matter of preference.
Me too! When I hear politicians or Michael J. Fox call Miz-ur-E Miz-ur-ah...I get offended. I know they're doing it deliberately to get folksy and it's all fake and it's all coached. It's deliberate manipulation and I get angry when they do that. I have heard NO ONE call Missouri "Miz-ur-ah" and that even from people down past Monett who call tornados "Turn-A-ders"..!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:14 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Never been to a Mizzou sporting event? Mizzou - Rah!
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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I started this thread and have been born and raised here and i call it Missour-ah. IMO opinion it doesn't really matter how you pronounce it although i like it my way. Please just treat everyone with the same respect you get from us natives.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Ft Greely Alaska
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While on a trip to Florida with my Grandma (I was 8), one of the employees at Disney World asked where we were from. She told him Missour-ah. He repeated that but she said "ah ah"- if you are from MO than you can say Missour-ah, if not it's Missour-ee. Though I say Missour-ee and sure do miss it. Been up here for over a year. Man I miss those autumns!
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, Missour"e"
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it's "e" for me. 20 years in STL.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Thumbs down FINAL Word!

[FONT="Arial"]This is freikin ridiculous, why don't people just pronounce it the way it is spelled? It ends in an 'i' not an 'ah'.
No wonder other countries hate us for our ignorance.[/FONT]

Its no mystery why American English is the hardest to learn. Country Bumpkins mess everything up for everyone.



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Yankees---Missourah

Rebs---- Missouree
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Wow, I would have to agree with bsbfan95. Missour (e) not ah. That just sounds so wrong.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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We country bumpkins just like to know when we're talkin' to sumbuddy that ain't from aroun' here.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Well I guess that's definitely one way to distinguish between the two.
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