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My mom/dad are from Brooklyn and say it like that. Not because they CAN"T say it. It's accent/dialect.
 

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no way, you're the ones who say it weird. al-uh-min-yum? Is there a y in that word i'm not seeing?:sus

actually that sounds kind of neat. fun to say. maybe i'll say it like that from now on. :boogie
British English changed the spelling of aluminum to "aluminium" to better fit with the rest of the elements in the periodic table, which usually end in "ium." American English still uses the old, original spelling.

Also, if you wanna know something that I think is cool, one of the few non-rhotic American accents (we tend to drop out the r sound before a final consonant and not add it in like most of the South does, "lawr" for law and whatnot) is coastal Southern American, which is what I speak (I grew up in coastal SC). It's a holdout of how the Old South sounded, linguistically.
 

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You should here the people say "wash" here in Ohio. They always say "warsh" as in: " I am going to warsh my car".
 

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Have you ever heard someone with a thick Australian accent pronounce the long O? I heard someone say "slow" the other day as "sluh-urr" as if with one syllable, and it was a bit amusing.
 

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I think the Brits pronounce idea with an 'r' as well. Once when watching "Dancing with Stars", I thought the judge's name Carrie-Ann Inaba was spelt with an 'r' because the announcer pronounced it "Inarbor." Kinda funny when you think about it. :p
 

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I don't think I have much of a southern accent. I live in Kentucky only a few miles from Cincinnati and have lived here my whole life.

If I pronounce words incorrectly, I don't think it is due to an accent, but rather my poor enunciation. I tend to mumble a lot and don't always pronounce my words very precisely. I should work on my enunciation, but I'm very lazy about it and don't have much motivation. Actually, my social anxiety is much the same way. I think I know how to overcome it, but I'm just not motivated and not persistent enough to do it.
 
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