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Idea.


I always hear people saying it IDEARR, whats so hard about saying IDEA?
 

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From my experience, it's usually people with a southern accent who say it with an R at the end.
 

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It's cause you guys are yanks. hehe.

you say everything weirdly like 'a-loo-minum'
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
 

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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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It's cause you guys are yanks. hehe.

you say everything weirdly like 'a-loo-minum'
lol, I have no IDEAR how you guys say 'allew-minium.' I can't even force that out of my mouth.
 

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Maybe they think it's a word? I don't know. It doesn't bother me.
 

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I dont know why but it really bugs me to hear someone say "idear" instead of idea or warsh instead of wash. Get that R out of there!!!!!!!
 

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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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I can't say the word hill correctly. I don't hear a difference when people try to correct me though. Also have no idea how to say "pallet".
 

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I knew a girl in high school who said "own-Pin" instead of open. I never did get that.

And pallet is Pal-ett. Pretty much just like it looks.
 
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