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rinse, ranch, wrench, all, oil

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:59 am

Many of my elders in South Texas pronounced these words alike: rinse, ranch and wrench. The sound is of the standard pronunciation for the word ranch except with a long a.

I once had a student from Mississippi who pronounced these words alike: all, oil, and awl. The sound is of the standard pronounciation for the word awl.
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all that oil

Postby sluggo » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:11 pm

when I was a wee tyke from PA visiting maternal Mississippi relatives, a truck driver pulled into my uncle's service station and asked if we had "modall". Not having any idea what this might be, I went inside to my uncle and repeated exactly what I heard. Uncle Buddy handed me a bottle of Shell 10w-30 and thus my bilatitudinal education began...
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Oh-ul

Postby Mama » Thu May 11, 2006 8:51 am

Anybody from Tennessee would tell you that it's pronounced oh-ul. That is 2 syllables. I had to translate once for a Michigan visitor.
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Postby AP » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:03 am

This is sort of like the pronunciation of "iron" (i think). It's a southern thing to pronounce iron more like "urn." :?:
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Postby skinem » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:25 pm

AP wrote:This is sort of like the pronunciation of "iron" (i think). It's a southern thing to pronounce iron more like "urn." :?:


Around this part of the south it's more like "arn".
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Iron

Postby Mama » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:07 pm

Yes, ahh-urn, also 2 syllables, as in I ahh-urned maa clothes.
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Postby Perry » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:04 pm

Around these h'yah parts, when in doubt -- throw in an extra syllable. As my son once said to me, "give me mah bayack payack".
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:19 pm

Perry wrote:Around these h'yah parts, when in doubt -- through in an extra syllable. As my son once said to me, "give me mah bayack payack".

uh that would be thow, no r's but lots of extra syllables

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Postby Perry » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:04 am

Too right. I threw in some extra letters while I was at it.
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Postby Mama » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:58 pm

Raaaaht! Ya'll come back now, ye hear? :D
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Postby Huny » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:34 pm

Hello, again, everyone!

This reminds me of my Georgia raised grandfather when he would say to a stray dog that wandered into the yard, "Gitonouttaheah!" through his nose. This was the first time I realized he was not from these parts of California and the first time I realized there was such a thing as being southern. :shock:

Huny- glad to be here in these parts... :wink:
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Postby skinem » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:13 pm

Welcome back, Huny!

I've heard the same thing from my Alabama-raised grandfather in Oregon.
Pretty effective word...
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Postby Huny » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 pm

skinem wrote:Welcome back, Huny!

I've heard the same thing from my Alabama-raised grandfather in Oregon.
Pretty effective word...


Thank you, skinem. My hiatus was due to the bustle of the Christmas season. Being in - how should I say this- the diamond "export" business can be demanding during that time of year.

I know what you mean. When Grandpa started talking through his his nose in a southern accent, he meant business. And when he said, "gitonouttaheah", we all ran...But his,ahem, bark was bigger that his bite.
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Postby Mama » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:04 pm

This reminds me of my Georgia raised grandfather when he would say to a stray dog that wandered into the yard, "Gitonouttaheah!" through his nose.


Ditto on that word from my uncle in Tennessee. I had forgotten all about that til I saw this. Too funny, the things we remember. :D
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