but that's the nature of the beast.kkbee wrote:Absolutely not. He thinks he's always right as it is!
I think it may have somethin' to do with German ancestry... I've always wondered why my mom said "warsh." I think my dad's dad might have said it, too. Both were from German immigrants.REDFL wrote:I posted earlier that I grew up in Iowa (in the land of little Germany, as my husband calls it) and generations have pronounced it "worsh".
J, I'm with your wife. (Phonetically I mean!)j.kipper wrote:Here in Missouri there seem to a whole lot of people (including many of my relatives) that pronounce it "warsh" somewhere between "war" and "wore". I have always pronounced it wash, probably from not living all over the country and outside as well. When I lived in Middletown, Maryland, I never heard anyone other than those from West Virginia pronounce it as warsh.
By the way, I end Missouri with the "ah" when it precedes a consonant and "e" when it precedes a vowell. My wife insists it should NEVER have the "ah" at the end.
Thats how I say itPhilip Hudson wrote:Where I come from in SouthTexas a significant number of the older peopel pronouncee the word "wash" with a long o and an r as "worsh".
Hi, new here. I have been a truck driver for some time and can often pick out dialects. Warsh for the most part shows up in people that were raised or influenced by those raised in the Ohio River Valley.
Well then, obviously you can take the New Yorker out of New York, but you cannot take the R out of New York.kadoodle76 wrote:my mommas friend (who is from philly) always warshes with wooter. I dont get it. My mom used to get mad when her husband called her Linder (linda) she insist he show her where the 'R" is in her name. He's a new yorker
Wooter (or maybe wudder is closer) is just what we're made of in Southeast Pennsylvania, errybody knows 'at. But warsh is from off to the west, you know, that other state- Pittsburgh.kadoodle76 wrote:my mommas friend (who is from philly) always warshes with wooter. I dont get it. My mom used to get mad when her husband called her Linder (linda) she insist he show her where the 'R" is in her name. He's a new yorker
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