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No, it's not, WG. It's Wuh-ster. Wanna go MA accent on the thing? Then it's Wuh-stah. There's no "Woo" sound in it.

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8 minutes ago, Ju87s said:

No, it's not, WG. It's Wuh-ster. Wanna go MA accent on the thing? Then it's Wuh-stah. There's no "Woo" sound in it.

I remember JFK called Cuba "Cuber". How ya get to that?  Is that common in Mass? In SW Ohio where I live we call it Ohia. 

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3 minutes ago, dmckay said:

I remember JFK called Cuba "Cuber". How ya get to that?  Is that common in Mass? In SW Ohio where I live we call it Ohia. 

Sometimes people pronounce something with the "ah" sound as "er," like "I have no idear."

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Worchester aint the only town name that the Yankees mis-pronounce. When I was in the USAF, I  heard many a resident of "Ma-chusset" call that big seaport city in the state "Baston".

How in the blazes does one get "Wuh-ster" out of something spelled Worcester? :Smile_facepalm:

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War-ces-ter. Say it right! :Smile_teethhappy:

 

1 minute ago, ReddNekk said:

Worchester aint the only town name that the Yankees mis-pronounce. When I was in the USAF, I  heard many a resident of "Ma-chusset" call that big seaport city in the state "Baston".

How in the blazes does one get "Wuh-ster" out of something spelled Worcester? :Smile_facepalm:

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30 minutes ago, Ju87s said:

No, it's not, WG. It's Wuh-ster. Wanna go MA accent on the thing? Then it's Wuh-stah. There's no "Woo" sound in it.

I'm from Rhode Island.  There's a Worchester, RI, too.  We pronounced it "Wooster", though not with the long "oo" as in "rooster"; more with a short "oo".  I have my mother's neutral midwest accent so pronounce the 'r'.  Those with a heavy NE accent forget about it.  "Wuhstah" is probably South Bahstan or something.  There used to be regional differences in the New England accents.  Now they're all starting to sound like Brooklyn.

 

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Born and raised in Wistah, this man is correct.

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I just pronounce it as it's spelled, like I was taught in phonics. So, Worcester(Worce, pronounced like force or horse just with a 'W', then -ster).

May not be the "proper" pronunciation, but again, that's the sounds the letters make.

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48 minutes ago, Ju87s said:

No, it's not, WG. It's Wuh-ster. Wanna go MA accent on the thing? Then it's Wuh-stah. There's no "Woo" sound in it.

I agree that it's not "woo-ster".  I phonetically spell it more like "wuss-tah".  And I'm fairly local, being a lifelong New England resident.

 

Just remember to "pahk your cah in Hahvahd Yahd".

 

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I'm just amazed how something spelled "Worcester" is pronounced nothing at all like what the spelling goes.  I'm curious to know what English language convention leads to Wooster, Wistah, or whatever the hell it is.

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5 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

I'm just amazed how something spelled "Worcester" is pronounced nothing at all like what the spelling goes.  I'm curious to know what English language convention leads to Wooster, Wistah, or whatever the hell it is.

Have you read the rest of English?  It's all pretty whack.

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25 minutes ago, ReddNekk said:

Worchester aint the only town name that the Yankees mis-pronounce. When I was in the USAF, I  heard many a resident of "Ma-chusset" call that big seaport city in the state "Baston".

How in the blazes does one get "Wuh-ster" out of something spelled Worcester? :Smile_facepalm:

How do people get "Warshington" out of "Washington"?  Or "warsh" (your cloths) out of "wash".  Or "scallops", where the 'all' is pronounced like 'ALbert", rather than 'all' as in "wall", "call", "stall", "ball", "fall", "hall", or "mall"?

But there are many Mass town and city names that are pronounced oddly.  Like "Leicester", which is pronounced more like "Lester".  Or worse, "Haverhill" which is pronounced more like "Hayv-rill" (and almost like it's a single syllable... Hayvrill).  Or Gloucester, which is pronounced "Gloss-tah".

Regardless, New Englanders don't have a corner on oddly pronounced names and words. 

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7 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

I'm just amazed how something spelled "Worcester" is pronounced nothing at all like what the spelling goes.  I'm curious to know what English language convention leads to Wooster, Wistah, or whatever the hell it is.

You think that these are bad, you should look at the spellings and pronunciations of Welsh and Irish and other non-English UK languages.

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