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88TG88
07-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Is it Missouri or Missoura ?

I've hear it both ways

Probably a repost

Simplex3
07-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Is it Missouri or Missoura ?

I've hear it both ways

Probably a repost
It's pronounced just like it feels:

Misery.

BigMeatballDave
07-06-2007, 01:06 PM
Misery

Der Flöprer
07-06-2007, 01:07 PM
I was born in that state. Have lived in that state my whole life. Misery. Currently I'm staying in Seattle.

jAZ
07-06-2007, 01:08 PM
Are you asking which is ultimately proper pronunciation? Or which do locals often use?

cdcox
07-06-2007, 01:10 PM
This should answer your question in a simple and straight forward manner:

http://missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu/Missouri%20Folklore%20Studies/THE%20PRONONCIATION%20OF%20MISSOURI.htm

HemiEd
07-06-2007, 01:11 PM
I know people that pronounce it both ways.

I pronounce it mizzurrreee.

Chief Chief
07-06-2007, 01:16 PM
Mizzuh-RYE!!

morphius
07-06-2007, 01:18 PM
I don't see an "a" at the end anywhere...

BigMeatballDave
07-06-2007, 01:19 PM
I don't see an "a" at the end anywhere......or an 'E' for that matter...
:)

KC-TBB
07-06-2007, 01:20 PM
sometimes it feels like when I read these posts, stuff is sucked from my brains...

Duck Dog
07-06-2007, 01:23 PM
This should answer your question in a simple and straight forward manner:

http://missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu/Missouri%20Folklore%20Studies/THE%20PRONONCIATION%20OF%20MISSOURI.htm


ROFL

Fire Me Boy!
07-06-2007, 01:24 PM
Is it Mississipp(ee) or Mississipp(uh)? Same difference.

cdcox
07-06-2007, 01:30 PM
Is it Mississipp(ee) or Mississipp(uh)? Same difference.

Yes, the schwa pronounciation can be applied to several words ending in "i" such as spaghetti.

Planetman
07-06-2007, 02:26 PM
Missour-UH, only if your some kind of backward ass hick.

chagrin
07-06-2007, 02:39 PM
Missour-UH, only if your some kind of backward ass hick.


Yay! Planetman is back!

Cochise
07-06-2007, 02:44 PM
Only slackjaws call it Miz-ur-uh.

Redrum_69
07-06-2007, 02:49 PM
Is it Missouri or Missoura ?

I've hear it both ways

Probably a repost


depends on which side of the river you live on

depends on if you are related to Bloody Bill Anderson

depends on if you have relatives that were jayhawkers

HemiEd
07-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Yay! Planetman is back!

I wonder where 4th and Long is? I wonder if he is still on the honeymoon?

Planetman
07-06-2007, 04:21 PM
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Yay!

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88TG88
07-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Missour-UH, only if your some kind of backward ass hick.
Thanks for the info

A teacher I had in junior high would get pissed when we pronounced it Missou- ree. She said only "oddballs" from St. Louis called it that. She was and idiot

Frazod
07-06-2007, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the info

A teacher I had in junior high would get pissed when we pronounced it Missou- ree. She said only "oddballs" from St. Louis called it that. She was and idiot

You should have shown the stupid bitch a dictionary. :shake:

This is right up there with idiots who see me wearing Chiefs stuff and ask if I'm from Kansas. :#

ricardo4432
07-07-2007, 11:38 AM
well, I heard Sheryl Crow say Missourah on one of her songs. She said that he's from there. So, if that's a backwoods hick, then I guess so.

It's kinda like the Arkansas River.. it's not spelled "Arkansaw River", is it?

Der Flöprer
07-07-2007, 11:44 AM
Yay! Planetman is back!


I thought you hated mults? He definately is one.

Der Flöprer
07-07-2007, 11:46 AM
well, I heard Sheryl Crow say Missourah on one of her songs. She said that he's from there. So, if that's a backwoods hick, then I guess so.

It's kinda like the Arkansas River.. it's not spelled "Arkansaw River", is it?


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