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How do you pronounce the following words?

I spelled some words phonetically.


VotesAnswer
37Vase or
14Vahz
51Creek or
2Crick
49Roof or
2Ruff
50Wash or
1Warsh
26Route or
30Roote
4Other


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iamdonte
posted 10-Apr-2006 8:35pm  
vase
creek
roof
wash
route

Other: orange not urnge, onion not urnion, and idea not idear
Shadow_Matt
posted 10-Apr-2006 8:47pm  
anyone else says crick other than me out there??
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 10-Apr-2006 9:12pm  
Vase, creek, roof, wash, and roote.
Iseult Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Apr-2006 9:32pm  
Vaas.
Kreek.
Roof.
Wash.
Rah-oot.
llamamama
posted 10-Apr-2006 10:07pm  
Vase..Creek(I've never heard it as crick)...Wash..although my dad says warsh..And sometimes I say route and others roote..
Halifax
posted 10-Apr-2006 10:10pm  
Vase, Creek, Roof, Wash. I live in Utah so this is a huge problem. Never heard of so many cricks and ruffs. I hate that. I'm actually not sure how to pronounce route.
hypersky
posted 10-Apr-2006 10:23pm  
Vase, Creek, Roof, Wash and Roote.

Noo-Klee-er (Nuclear), not New Killer (like Dubya says it)
RGirl
(reply to hypersky) posted 10-Apr-2006 11:28pm  
 * laughing out loud * That would have been pretty cool if I'd put that in there!
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
posted 10-Apr-2006 11:30pm  
A couple of them depend on the sentence, I guess. Roof and route I don't always pronounce the same.
blondie20
posted 10-Apr-2006 11:40pm  
Vase, creek, roof, wash, and roote.
they Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Apr-2006 12:46am  
Vase, Creek, Roof, Wash, Route...

but my mom saws Crick and Warsh.
they Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Apr-2006 12:47am  
too bad you didn't have Aunt (ant) and AHHHnt ... but very cool survey  * grin *
Liss
posted 11-Apr-2006 1:31am  
I say 'vahz', roof, and 'roote'. Neither of the washes are how I say it - wosh.
cloudhugger Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 11-Apr-2006 1:34am  
It depends on the context of the sentence. It's vase, but it may be vahz if it will sound better in the sentence. It's usually crick, but if it's a creek, than it's a creek. I used to say warsh because no one else did, but now I just say plain old wash. And if it is for directions, I say route. If it is a street, it's called a roote.
RGirl
posted 11-Apr-2006 2:42am  
I've noticed that I will say Route 66 as Root 66, but then when I say 'What route will you be taking?' It's route, not root.
longhaultrucker
posted 11-Apr-2006 3:22am  
What?
verouge
posted 11-Apr-2006 7:06am  
Vase
Creek
Roof
Wash
Route
Danger
posted 11-Apr-2006 7:52am  
Vase, Creek, Roof, Wash, and both Route and Roote interchangeably.
cerealkiller
posted 11-Apr-2006 1:41pm  
bury = berry
milk = melk
father always said 'Li-berry for library
All the Canadians/Brits in my office say 'proh-gress' for progress. I say 'prah-gress'.
gsummers
posted 11-Apr-2006 5:15pm  
I say Vase
I saY rOOF
i SAY WASH
AND ROOT FOR ROUT
gsummers
posted 11-Apr-2006 5:21pm  
and I say PRO cess.. and Pro-gress!!!! hehe
I think its funny how the brits say alluminum.. they say
al-U - minium... and Heinous... you know like a heinous crime.. they pronounce it heenus.. I think its cool that we say things differently .. You say tomato and I say Tomoto... snort
( sorry Im drunk )
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to gsummers) posted 11-Apr-2006 6:14pm  
 * laughing out loud * I think that's cool, too.  * smile *
hypersky
(reply to RGirl) posted 11-Apr-2006 8:18pm  
It's never too late. I pity you having a born-again homophobic idiot as a President.
hypersky
(reply to gsummers) posted 11-Apr-2006 8:21pm  
LMAO!!! I'm drunk too! (notice I didn't type snort to indicate this...)  * smile *
rambo122
posted 12-Apr-2006 3:49am  
its easy
mve17
posted 12-Apr-2006 10:17am  
I speak like the queen...

haha maybe not
Iseult Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to gsummers) posted 12-Apr-2006 11:29am  
I always pronounce it heenus. How do you say it?
CarolL
posted 12-Apr-2006 1:44pm  
vase, creek, roof, wash, roote
LuridHope
posted 12-Apr-2006 4:51pm  
The one I hate most is idear.
It's IDEA! Where the F*ck did you find that R?
Under your trailer?
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Apr-2006 6:41pm  
......correctly  * smile *
RGirl
posted 12-Apr-2006 7:22pm  
Oh another one!

Herb or erb?

My mom got really ticked when we moved to Missouri because people called pronounced my name 'Maygin' instead of 'Meghan'. She'd say, 'It's Meghan, like egg.' Only problem was they pronounce egg 'aygg'.

I say haynus, for heinous.
caviartaste
posted 12-Apr-2006 8:23pm  
Vace
Creeak
Roo-uf
Waash
R-ow-tuh
caviartaste
(reply to RGirl) posted 12-Apr-2006 8:26pm  
> Oh another one!
>
> Herb or erb?
>
> My mom got really ticked when we moved to Missouri because people
> called pronounced my name 'Maygin' instead of 'Meghan'. She'd say,
> 'It's Meghan, like egg.' Only problem was they pronounce egg 'aygg'.
>
>
you'd really laugh hearing how my friend describes a whyaate dawwg....lol.
RGirl
(reply to caviartaste) posted 12-Apr-2006 8:27pm  
White dog?
Zang
posted 12-Apr-2006 10:51pm  
Like a Canadian.  * smile *
CGTREE
posted 12-Apr-2006 11:07pm  
Interesting....But I think Creek and Crick are totally different things...a Creek to me is a small streem of water. And a Crick is a noise made when walking on an old floor......I've never even heard of "Warsh"
CGTREE
(reply to Shadow_Matt) posted 12-Apr-2006 11:08pm  
Umm...no....a crick is a noise and a creek is a stream of water...
CGTREE
(reply to iamdonte) posted 12-Apr-2006 11:09pm  
It drives me INSANE!!!! when people say idear!!! Clearly it does not have an "R" at the end!!!!! GEES!!!
RGirl
(reply to CGTREE) posted 13-Apr-2006 1:12am  
Trust me, in the US and I know because I have experienced some of them in Misourri that say 'crick' and are talking about what we know as 'creek'. And there is a LOT of 'warshing' going on around here too.
iamdonte
(reply to CGTREE) posted 13-Apr-2006 8:50am  
It sounds so foreign...I would have to really work at it to say idear...I don't think that people realize that it makes them look dumb when they say it.
gsummers
(reply to Iseult) posted 13-Apr-2006 11:48am  
Rhyming with Anus.
( Hay-nus )  * smile *
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to gsummers) posted 13-Apr-2006 6:00pm  
Do you always capitalize "anus"? Giving it the respect it deserves? Like Rockman and "Beer"?  * wink *
caviartaste
(reply to RGirl) posted 13-Apr-2006 10:54pm  
yeah  * grin *
Maarten
posted 15-Apr-2006 7:20pm  
Vahz, creek, roof, wash and roote.
CGTREE
(reply to RGirl) posted 16-Apr-2006 5:05pm  
lol
CGTREE
(reply to iamdonte) posted 16-Apr-2006 5:06pm  
Yeah it does make people seem dumb....this old lady in my carving club says it a lot...I shiver ever time she says it...someday I'll ask her why she says it.
iamdonte
(reply to CGTREE) posted 16-Apr-2006 8:16pm  
More than likely her answer will be "That's the way I've always said it."
CGTREE
(reply to iamdonte) posted 16-Apr-2006 10:02pm  
Probably.
Amanda
posted 27-Apr-2006 4:29pm  
Vase, creek, ruff, wash, and roote.
WorldTravler
posted 28-May-2006 7:59am  
Vase...I have only heard people making fun of snobs say Vahz
Creek...I lived in the south as a kid....and my granny used to say Crick
Roof...Again...south
Wash...Living in Philly I heard Warsh all the time
Route....Roote is also a southern thing
ausfox
posted 6-Jun-2006 2:01am  
I say Vahz, Creek, Roof, Wash and Roote
Oscar
posted 16-Jun-2006 2:39pm  
All of the above that were followed by the word 'or'
littlebritches
posted 8-Aug-2008 12:37pm  
I loved reading this. It all depends on where you are from. Many in SD, MN & WY say crick while I say creek. In Eastern SD it is ruff not roof, in Eastern SD and Western MN it is warsh not wash. But my personal all time favorite was beg instead of bag - that one always threw me for a loop. It all depends on where one is from and where one is raised. The same can be said for which meal of the day is dinner - for some it is lunch for others it is supper. I got so confused as a kid being raised by a mom from CA in eastern SD that I no longer eat dinner - ever - only lunch and supper.
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