Friday, March 20, 2009

Shift Of Emphasis

Words that these silly Southerners say with the stress on the first syllable:

7 comments:

kgscrapper said...

And they say Minnesotan talk funny.....

Stephanie said...

We've also been discussing how to say "research." Is it reee-search or ruh-search? Is that a Southern thing, or does it depend on what part of speech you are using?

Sadly, Connor says die- rections instead of directions. He's such a redneck!

Secret Agent Mom said...

Dictionary.com lists about 5
different pronunciations for research, so everyone's got a claim.

Miss M actually says thee-ay-ter for theater. I have no earthly idea where she picked that up.

Stephanie said...

Is it not supposed to be pronounced thee- ay- ter? I might know where she picked that up. . .

Sassy Molassy said...

Have you been watching Hee Haw? Because I do not personally know anyone who says Teevee. I also say umBRELla.

Secret Agent Mom said...

The list was created from live, local, diploma-carrying examples.

minnesota:madre said...

I can totally hear my aunt speaking.