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(Some Guy)   Illinois: "Please don't pronounce the S" -- and 49 other lesser-known state mottos   ( moneydick.com) divider line
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2003-06-27 11:59:12 AM  
Wisconsinite, I like the coke one.. I remember my visit through Georgia. At a restaurant it was,"And what kind of coke would you like, sir?"

Got really annoying
2003-06-27 12:02:07 PM  
I lived on Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Miami for a short time. (Okay, so the City of Miami was in my backyard. Also it was my mom's place.) Either people just say "Ponce" (Americanized, of course) or "Ponce de Lay-OWN", but never "LEE-on." That just sounds weird.
2003-06-27 12:08:41 PM  
"I've lived in AR, TN, FL and NC (i know, they're all REAL winners), I would have to say that NC has more hicks/racism/intolerance/in-breeding than AR."

This really makes me look forward to NC next month.
2003-06-27 12:11:15 PM  
I've seen some better ones than that.
2003-06-27 12:18:01 PM  
It's really not a bad place. I live near/in Charlotte and the inbred hicks are a minority. Most people are nice and friendly. Then there's the rest... Those that think we're in a secret brotherhood just because we're both caucasian. These are the people that want to lean in and tell racist jokes at work and stuff... They act completely surprised when I tell them that I don't want to hear that ignorant crap (as if I'm the first white person to hate racism)...

Having said all that, there's still more Neck-dom here than in Arkansas.
2003-06-27 12:26:59 PM  
It's never the Silent 'S' in Illinois that I hear mispronounced. It's the retards that pronounce it 'ELLE UN NOY"

It is "ILL" not "ELL" - subtle but finger-nail on the chalkboard annoying to me.

Would you say you were from "Tix-as"? Or maybe "Mesh-igan"?

No you wouldn't. So why all the "Ell-i-Noy">???
2003-06-27 12:42:24 PM  
As a native "Tampon", I can attest that
Florida = God's Waiting Room
2003-06-27 12:43:13 PM  
Where the hell's Vermont!?!
2003-06-27 12:46:38 PM  
Florida: The only state that's shaped like a handgun.

And Tampa is the trigger, TennMan ;-)
2003-06-27 01:04:31 PM  
2003-06-27 01:59:23 AM Bondith
Merci. [French] doesn't have enough variety. There are at least half a dozen words that are all pronounced "say".

Exhibit A: two - to - too
Exhibit B: they're - there - their
Exhibit C: cleave (to separate) - cleave (to stick together)
Exhibit D: I'm getting lazy; check out http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html for more.

Moral? English ain't the only messy language. Um, neither is French. Oh, and I like cookies.
2003-06-27 01:22:53 PM  
Illinois: There's more to us than Chicago. Really!
2003-06-27 01:23:22 PM  
Florida: The Garden State.
2003-06-27 01:57:30 PM  
New Mexico, no you dont need a damn green card.
2003-06-27 02:37:08 PM  
Virginia's motto pretty much hit the nail on the head.
2003-06-27 02:50:57 PM  
since i'm the only one representing Louisiana, how 'bout this?

Louisiana, "even our serial killers are black"

/hangs head in disgust and shame
2003-06-27 03:16:45 PM  
Speaking of "soda," "coke," and "pop,"

This site has that one plus lots about 120 more dialect differences
2003-06-27 03:19:48 PM  
That was the most disgusting, racist, bigoted, ummmm.... anti-feminist, anti-Louisiana, anti-serial-killer, anti-anti-serial-killer........ shiat man, you just broke every damn law with that post. As a 100% certified USDA grade A politically correct farker I request that you be banned. Y'know, 'cause it's cool. And I want to be a part of the cool group, 'cause that's cool, too. You understand, right?

Uhh... yeah... that's what Florida did to me :-P
2003-06-27 03:25:50 PM  
Great site! I'm always interested in linguistic differences by region. It is pretty interesting -- well, to me -- that, for the words that I searched, my home region (Miami, FL) always has a dot for every pronunciation! That just backs my theory that people from every part of the U.S. (originally, or 2nd generation, like me) live there.

2003-06-27 03:30:11 PM  

Oklahoma is OK! (Because we couldn't spell mediocre)
Oklahoma - Where the men are men and the women are, too.
Oklahoma - A statewide Victim Complex (re: McVeigh, etc)

I used to have a whole list of em... Oklahoma has GOT to be the lamest, most useless, least contributory state in the entire nation. It exists merely to sustain those within it. It produces nothing of value, contributes nothing to the national welfare, and it's full of hicks.

2003-06-27 03:37:23 PM  
2003-06-27 05:16:29 PM  

I gotta disagree: Wyoming is worse. They ought to put out a pamphlet saying, "We welcome trailer-trash!" (Unless you're in the western part of the state; then it would say "We welcome Mormon trailer-trash!"). I spent the first 20 years of my life in that wasteland, and was overjoyed when I finally got out. Oughta just turn the whole farking state into a national park and be done with it.

2003-06-27 05:28:29 PM  
I can speak 100% accurately on the whole southern "Coke" thing. I lived in the suburbs of south Chicago until I was 16, then moved to a little podunk town in Texas. Back home, everything was referred to by the yankee-favorite and appropriately general "pop". In Texas (I have now lived 3 places in Texas), any soda or carbonated beverage is called a "Coke". The first time it was mentioned to me was by a fellow classmate. "Hey, wanna go to the Coke machine and get a Coke?" And I just remember thinking: do they have anything else?
2003-06-27 06:01:39 PM  

i'm a disgrace to the fark community, maybe there's still room on the next train to hell.

2003-06-27 10:28:09 PM  
Alabama: If you think the weather's trying to kill you now, wait 'til August!
2003-06-27 10:54:09 PM  
This was funny when I first read it five years ago.
2003-06-28 02:15:33 AM  
supremely gay
2003-06-28 05:01:01 PM  
Ohio: "Come view our bumper crop of orange barrels!"

2003-06-28 11:39:27 PM  
Noo Yawk... Whaddaya lookin at? This is da noo Rowm....

or.. New York, more than just hte city (at the moment)
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