Friday, October 2, 2015

An Incomplete Guide To Hoosier Pronunciations And Colloquialisms

Below are some Hoosier pronunciations of common words along with some slang that you hear a lot around here.  I'm not going to lie to you:  most of the time, hearing the words below is like hearing nails on a chalkboard for me.

Word(s)                                                      Pronunciation
fire                                                              "far"
hold, cold, fold, told, etc                            "hoad/coad/foad/toad", etc                .
idea                                                             "ideal"
picture                                                         "pitcher"

Word                                                          Meaning
bubby                                                          child, usually (but not always) a male
mamaw                                                       grandma
papaw                                                         grandpa

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