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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Pandaram
I see your location is listed as TN. Then surely you understand that people across America speak differently? I'm from WV and can honestly say that many people from TN have more of a "twang" then we do! I've been told I have a very "thick" accent, this is who we are. It is a part of where we grow up and who we grow up around.
I work with a vendor out of Boston and sometimes we have problems understanding each other. It's OK, we get through it! And then usually try to find words that are WAY off just to pick at each other.
I can't tell you the times when making reservations that they ask me to spell my husband's name, Paul. I've actually had them think I was saying paw.
My college roommate was from Chicago. Her accent was very sharp and she pronounced ever letter and syllable. She used to argue that we weren't pronouncing our town names right. LOL Huntington, WV home of Marshall University is pronounced Hunington (silent T), drove her nuts. She pronounced the words pen and pin different, we don't.
One of my favorites is when the weather channel has to report on weather in Fries, VA. It is pronounced like "freeze" so everyone local has a really good laugh about living in French fries.
Anyway, my point is. NO! There isn't a dictionary for each region now (except for the funny ones like - sensuous - since you are up will you get me something? Exp - Sensuous up will you grab me a beer?).
And this doesn't even start with different words used for different items. Do you drink pop or soda? Ever try to get a sweet tea up north? Ever order slaw on your burger above the mason Dixon line?
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Pandaram
It's not multiculturalism's fault if a language evolves. Chaucer would be shaking his head the way you Brits pronounce the English language.