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Old 07-07-2005, 05:28 PM   #21
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It most certainly does. IMO, it'* just a lazy pronunciation of the language, much like geographical accents.
It'* not laziness on the part of the people speaking it now, or probably ever. It'* passed down from generations. That accent, or variation of the language, in no way should reduce a person from being lazy or in any way less educated.
I still disagree...

This probably isn't the place to open up that can of worms though.
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I'm a yankee from Chicago and still hear "You talk funny, you ain't from around here are ya?" from the folks down here in MS. I still have my Chicago style of talking/attitude. However, after 8 years of living in MS I have picked up just a slight accent. Very slight.
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I'm a yankee from Chicago and still hear "You talk funny, you ain't from around here are ya?" from the folks down here in MS. I still have my Chicago style of talking/attitude. However, after 8 years of living in MS I have picked up just a slight accent. Very slight.
not me, im full blown red neck. all my friends are and so ive picked up the lingo. i can pass for a yankee but i have to try very hard. I use ya'll and fixin to all the time. plus alot of other words as well. its bad. but im not gonna complain, it does keep me from thta dreaded "you aint from around here" everyone is shocked when i tell them im from chicago!!LOL!!
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This probably isn't the place to open up that can of worms though.
Well we can agree on that.
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Since we have quite a michiganite ( I'm a yankee and don't know how you guys call yourselfs) I have one question. How do you guys pronounce
'Pontiac bonneville'
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Since we have quite a michiganite ( I'm a yankee and don't know how you guys call yourselfs) I have one question. How do you guys pronounce
'Pontiac bonneville'
I pronounce it "Bonnaville"... With the "e" being pronounced as an "a".

My father-in-law and I argue about it all the time because he pronounces it "BonnEville". With a hard "e".

I think he is right, but I'll never let him know that!
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up er in idaho we pronounce it like bunnuhville
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we just say bonnie
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we just say bonnie
That'* what it'* known as around our house too.
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We pronounce it with the e my grandpa who happens to have been born in pennsyvania (sorry about the spelling) and moved to ny pronounces it with an 'a' but for for the most part I call it the 'black hole' because all the money I make from my mininum (spelt right??) wage job go into my bonnie

Will: I know seeing somewhere on this fourm some kind of list of comandments and one of them was about spelling so will forgive me because I made a few mistakes and since I'm typing on my sidekick I don't have a spell checker
Let me apolgies in advance
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