Pronunciation of the word "women."

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  1. longboard blues

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    My niece is Niamh. Pronounced "Neve", to rhyme with 'sleeve'. I call her "Niamh that rhymes with sleeve', to her parent's annoyance. What are big brothers for, eh!
     
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    Funny, my mom and my wife’s grandparents were from Missouri. It was ALWAYS warshing machine, pants in the warsh, Warshington

    On a side note, don’t get me started on the word “Quay”
     
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    quay lime pie?
     
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    Never heard of this. In the USA and UK people definitely do not pronounce women and woman the same.
     
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    I like it when toddlers are getting to grip with irregular English. When my daughter was little we got

    Mouses

    Wented

    Goed

    Whobody

    and a few I've forgotted.
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Well done for your correct pronunciation of Southwark. :thumb:

    I think you really go native when you are over here.

    Regarding Shrewsbury, surprisingly it can correctly be pronounced as Shrewsbree or Shrowsbree.
     
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    I live in Northeast Ohio. That "backwoods trailer park hick" dialect starts about 20 minutes south of me.

    The Pittsburgh dialect start about 25 minutes east of me. (Pittsburgh is where the "Stillers" play.)
     
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    So you always hear them say wimmin for the plural? If so, great! :)
     
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    I hesitate to say which is correct, it's a subject of debate. My version is as written, with the first part as in the little animal, shrew, and the second again, as spelt, using bury rather than berry.

    As for picking things up. I did many gigs some years back on the USAF bases near her. I still use 'gotten' for 'got' and 'couple or three' for 'two or three'. They and a few others just tended to slip in my vocabulary, no intention to be cool...................I don't think. Funny how other things, and this is just a personal thing, no right or wrong and obscure on my part, bug me. Your pronouncing of router winds be up. In actual fact, 'rowter' is probably the more accurate pronunciation but I'm sure you still 'follow the same route to the railway station' rather than 'follow the same rowt'.

    It's a mine field based more on tradition and evolution than grammer!
     
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    I'm taking off the kitchen door to hide under and white washing the windows, just in case!
     
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    At the end of the day, it is what it is.
     
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    Oi!!!tha forgot about us overth'ill:p
     
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    or undr'ill... :D
     
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    Wimmins got me swimmin in a pool of tears. :(