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Sunday, February 01, 2009

For Rill

I've never lived in Utah, but apparently I can rock a Utah accent. Maybe I should blame my Utah heritage? Carl has been trying to teach me for years the "correct" pronunciation of certain words and now that I live in the accent neutral state of Nebraska, I'm feeling the pressure to change. Yes I can!

Whale and well are pronounced exactly the same in my world.

I read someone's tweet last night and it said, "I hate dealing with the bill after a big meal." If I say it, this is what it sounds like: I hate dilling with the bill after a big mill.

Just try and have me pronounce windshield.

Actually, I am getting better.


Now I overcompensate a bit and that confuses Carl even more. Sale and sell used to both be "sell". Now they have both become "sale" because I'm trying too hard.

Is being able to pronounce windshield all that important anyway?


  1. Oh, my. I'm sure I say most of those things wrong as well.

  2. This is funny. I thought it was just my sister who lives in Salt Lake that had that accent! Guess not.

  3. Having grown up in Arizona and now living in Idaho, I had to learn to pronounce my "t"'s the correct way. In AZ, cotton, button and mountain are pronounce caw-in, bu-in and maow-in. I can feel your pain. (We always called the Utah-speak the "St. George Accent".)

  4. As long as you don't say
    creek--crick and
    corn--carn and

    then you're good in my book.

  5. What Kristan said is so true! I thought it was just me--but maybe it's a south/west thing (CA & NV for me). I don't pronounce my t's and Jason is always making of me about that. Just don't say crick--anything else goes.

  6. Hey, Bob talks like this. Interesting. So, do you say "warsh" for "wash"? Bob doesn't do that, by my mom does.

  7. I don't say warsh, crick, carn, or fark. So, I must be just a mid-level hick?

    My t's are somewhat discernable but not sharp like Martha Stewart's.

  8. Anonymous11:49 AM

    I grew up in Utah and totally have a Utah accent. My husband grew up in Las Vegas, so he has that western accent too. We understand each other pretty well, but he has informed me that I'm starting to pick up on some of the Oklahoma quirks as well. I think it will be interesting to watch our kids and see if they start talking like us or if they pick up the accents of their peers.