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I ed at the Bowie one. Yeah, it's Boo-e. Bow-e is an English rocker.

A good friend from NY and I correct the other all the time over "Houston".

Here in TX, it's Hew-ston. Of course, in NY is How-ston. Hahaha!!
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i say houston... as in texas... as in whitney.

i saw Howston when referring to the street named after Howston. (houston).... but thats a southern man

i say sneakers. not training shoes. tennis shoes. gym shoes.

I say soda. not pop.  

I will admit.. if im w/ my friends.. you may catch me saying Dolla, Muva, Fatha.. lol 
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I have a cousin named Houston (Howston)
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Well that was pretty spot on for me with the exception of Ya'll, but I attribute that to living in ATL for 4 yrs.

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even though i'm from cali i pronounce everything like the south except crayon.  i use y'all and you guys interchangeably.  
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i'm northeast through and through.

but i'm very diplomatic about caramel. i pronounce it as a combination of both forms.
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Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

I ed at the Bowie one. Yeah, it's Boo-e. Bow-e is an English rocker.

A good friend from NY and I correct the other all the time over "Houston".

Here in TX, it's Hew-ston. Of course, in NY is How-ston. Hahaha!!

    I have never heard a NYker say it like that, we say "Hew-ston" LOL but like NYC mentioned, there is a street in Manhattan pronounced "How-ston"  

Soho = South of Houston
Noho= North of Houston 

So it would sound odd if people pronounced it the other way...


I pronounce some words NYkish and some like my parents


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Americans, generally speaking, can't speak english.
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Where is Slay?


Murry Crih-muh!!!!LOL
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First 9 years I talked like a typical Seattle person. Moved to Atlanta and had to switch it up quick for people to understand me. I remember one time I went into the store and asked where the pops were. The cashier had no idea what I was talkin bout. Think he said the popsicles were over there or somethin.
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