How Do You Say The Word, Our

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deb1, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
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    My husband-darn yankee- teased me for not saying the word, our, like he does. He says ow-er, I say our just like I say the word, are. He and my next door neighbor say that I say the word like a pirate.

    They are both yankees though. [​IMG]

    So how do you say the word, our.

    I can't make the word, dog and log rhyme either. [​IMG]
     
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  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I say it both ways depending on where it falls in the sentence and how fast I'm speaking.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] You should hear the arguments in our house! I speak with an almost british accent, I grew up in South Africa. My hubby grew up here in the USofA....... [​IMG]

    Even my kids say I talk funny - and then they start asking me to say things:

    "Mommy, say Ginger!"
    "Mommy, say Grass"

    Its never ending, I keep telling them THEY talk funny - and it cracks them up!
     
  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I think that is interesting.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    It sounds just like the word 'Hours' when it comes out of my mouth most of the time, but if I'm speaking quickly and it's not a stressed word in the sentence it may sound like 'Are.' That's rare, however, as it sounds wrong to me.

    I grew up in Arizona and Kansas, so I'd hardly say I'm a Yankee...I wonder where in the country it sounds like each?
     
  6. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:[​IMG] Now I am curious, how do you say, Ginger? I bet that your accent is beautiful.
     
  7. harryg6167

    harryg6167 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well myself I say it and it sounds like "are".
    Seems when you say it "proper", it sounds as if
    you are stating the "hour" of the day.
    Of course I am from the south so that might make
    a difference.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yankees! Whatcha gonna do with them?!? (Just kiddin' folks! [​IMG] )

    I pronounce it "ar". I also get the wrinkles out of ar clothes with an arn, have four tars on my car, like to sit by a nice warm far in the wintertime.

    Married to a farm boy that is half arkie and half coon-(something you can't say on BYC). He says he's gonna be "out of pocket" for awhile. Why can't he just say he's gonna be busy?? [​IMG]
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Wild can you say Wash the Battery in the Water?

    Oh no I found the UNDERLINE command, and the BOLD, and the caps lock button. [​IMG]
     
  10. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I was only teasing about the Yankee part. LoL But I am curious also as to how the word, our, is pronounced in different areas.

    When I was in Iowa, I heard the word creek called a, crick. I say, creek with a long e not a short, i.
     
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