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A PSA from the Heart of America

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by {KOW}Spazed, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. {KOW}Spazed

    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    A PSA from the Heart of America

    Everyone here in the Mid-West want the rest of the world to know something. There is a long e sound on the end of Missouri. No one says Mississippa, so why Missoura?

    We here in the bread basket just wanted you to know and not sound like a jackass.


    This thread brought to you by the "We're really pissed off about everyone mispronouncing our state committee".
     
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    I am quite concerned that anyone needed to have that explained to them.

    (And I am not an American.)

    Do people seriously mis-pronounce that? I can understand a problem with a couple of areas near me (Cheylesmore, Styvechale/Stivicall) but not Missouri. How odd.
     
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    Yeah, lots of people do. Even our own politicians. There is a guy on the state supreme court that has a commercial where he says it like 10 times. I think he should be kicked out of office just for that.

    Some people even say "Our Kansas" for Arkansas. . .

    These people are making the super hero(genetic clorox) inside me very angry.
     
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    I thought it was pronounced "misery." At least that's what the refugees from that place I met in Japan told me.

    The last syllable in "Oregon" does not sound like "gone," by the way. I used to have a T-shirt that told the world ORYGUN in no uncertain terms.
     
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    It's only misery if you go out into the sticks where all the creepy Meth people are, if you stay in towns/cities you're fine.
     
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    Why the hell is "Arkansas" pronounced "Arkensaw" anyway?

    It's an unstressed vowel, isn't it? In fact, I think they both are.



     
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    I just saw some lady on CNN do it. If it makes you feel any better, some people call it Cincinnata instead of Cincinnati.
     
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    I was trying to think of that earlier, couldn't remember it though.

    Donny, it is supposed to be "Are-Can-Saw".



     
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    Where does the stress go, arKANsaw or ARkansaw?



     
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    This is all so regional anyway.

    Round my parts, it is ARkensaw.

    I have never considered pronouncing it Missoura though. That seems odd.
     
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    I would put it on the KAN.
     
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    If you get outvoted on this, would that make you a hypocrite? I put it on the Ar, arrr...

    I'm hearing impaired, and I say words funny sometimes, but never as blatantly as Missoura...

    Hadn't thought of the Oregon one...
    Or a gun
    Or a gin
    Or a gone
    Or a whogibadamn



     
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    I hate people who pronounce it ORE-IH-GONE.

    Dumbass: "Where ya from?"
    Me: "[Ore-Gun]"
    Dumbass: "[Ore-Ih-Gone]?"
    Me: "No, ORE-GUN, you dip****. I even pronounced it for you and you still ****ed it up. What the hell is wrong with you?"
     
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    Just slap the dude with a wet duck and get on with your life.
     
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    You know what I hate? When people have accents. Man that really chaps my hide. FOR GOD'S SAKE IT IS TOMAYTO NOT TOMAHTO.

    Oh wait, it can be both? Weird. Weird how the same word can be pronounced differently depending on where you are.
     
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    You'd also be surprised how many pronounciations people come up with for Albany. Although that problem pales in comparison with how few actually know it is the capital of NY. I swear the next person who tells me completely seriously that NYC is the capital is getting punched in the throat.
     
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    Names of places never change. Like I said before no one says Mississippa and you hardly ever hear of Cincinnata.

    It isn't an accent thing, people who talk just like I do on ever other word in the universe say Missoura.



     
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    Probably because you aren't in Cincinnata all that often.



     
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    I admit that Missoura is odd.

    But Oregone? That is easily an accent/regional thing.
     
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    Carthage -> Tunis
    Ann's Arbor -> Ann Arbor (or something similar to that...)

    Though I get your point really, I felt like being a jerk :)



     

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