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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spup1122, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I swear, I have been watching CNN all night and I have not heard a single person call the state by Missouri. They all call it Missourah. Did the spelling of the state change after I moved out of state? Is this the new journalistic standard?

  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Sad-DAM, SAD-dam.....I-rak, Ee-rak, I-rock...If the president can say 'nukular,' Missourah is the least of our problems.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I looked at the title and thought Cockdian posted this...
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Let it be decreed:
    Only those from Missouri are allowed to pronounce it Missourah.
  5. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    do i have to change now? my parents are from missourah and i've always said missourah, even though i've never lived there
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    They all heard it from Michael J. Fox......
  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    What I remember from being born and raised in Missouri:

    Missourians themselves are split on this issue. Missour-ah tends to come from Kansas City and the northern and western portions of the state, an area bounded roughly by Kansas, Iowa, U.S. 65 and Interstate 70. The rest of the state leans Missouri.
  9. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    We've got a desker from Kansas who we always turn to for the midwestern pronounciations. Missourah is one of his favorites that we say "wrong."
  10. sportymcgee

    sportymcgee Member

    I grew up in Missouri, near Kansas City. I hate Missourah. Never figured out why some people say it that way.
  11. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I grew up in mid-Missouri. Even when the new basketball coach was hired at Mizzou, everyone hoped and prayed he would say Missouri and not Missourah.
  12. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Grampa: I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missoura!
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