"Sandwich" pronounciation

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2006/07/04 09:53:30 (permalink)

"Sandwich" pronounciation

My Stepfather always pronounced it "sangwich", much to our amusement.

Anybody know of any other pronounciations?
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 10:57:23 (permalink)
    Yeah, "Sam-mich".
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 10:59:45 (permalink)
    Not exactly "sandwich", but my grandmother sometimes pronounces "hamburger" like "hang-a-ber". I'm not sure why.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 11:04:18 (permalink)
    <<My Stepfather always pronounced it "sangwich", much to our amusement.

    Some of my older uncles on my Italian side pronounced it that way. I think it was fairly common, at least in certain Italian American sections of Brooklyn. I also seem to recall Paul Sorvino or someone pronouncing it that way in some mob movie or other.

    Anything but Rachel Ray and her g-dam "Sammy"!!

    ---Ken
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 11:35:31 (permalink)
    Sangwich and sangrich were pretty common in New Haven when I was growing up.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 13:45:55 (permalink)
    I have an aunt who grew up in Virginia, and she has always called it a "sowige."
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 14:55:53 (permalink)
    been "samwich" at my house forever.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 18:06:21 (permalink)
    Ken-
    that makes sense - my Stepfather's parents were both from Italy.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 20:29:42 (permalink)
    sammish.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 20:46:24 (permalink)
    This has always been a pet peeve of mine. Why do people take such delight in egregiously mispronouncing words?
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 20:57:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ken8038

    <<My Stepfather always pronounced it "sangwich", much to our amusement.

    Some of my older uncles on my Italian side pronounced it that way. I think it was fairly common, at least in certain Italian American sections of Brooklyn. I also seem to recall Paul Sorvino or someone pronouncing it that way in some mob movie or other.

    Anything but Rachel Ray and her g-dam "Sammy"!!

    ---Ken


    My Italian relatives all said sangwich, along with "earl" for oil, and "terlet" for toilet. I aagree about the "sammy" think being irritating!
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 20:58:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roadrash

    This has always been a pet peeve of mine. Why do people take such delight in egregiously mispronunciating words?


    In some cases it is due to a lack of education and/or influences associated with english being a second language. When people do it to be cute, I also find it irritating.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/04 22:18:45 (permalink)
    san-witch. People where I'm from tend to add Ts to the end and insert them into some words. I also remember some of the old men using the words "earl" and "terlet."
    I'm sure the English language police would find that "egregious" and "irrirtating," but having studied the English language from the perspective of cultural vernaculars, I find such twists fascinating. I wonder, do those who do find vernacular English "irritating" always speak in a formal Oxford voice and expect everyone else to do so?
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 02:55:06 (permalink)
    On a side note, what's up with "Wershington"?
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 09:46:35 (permalink)
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    On a side note, what's up with "Wershington"?


    Don't know corny, but around here people are pretty fed up with Warshington. They talk about it all the time when they are doing the warsh or warshing the truck.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 09:54:54 (permalink)
    samitch or sandwitch... what tickles my funnybone is those who object the most strenuously to egariously mispronounced word don't realize their own regional dialect is "mispronouncing" just as many words as any other. My favorite comment... Ah dunt AVE aahn akcint yaw jus ear(read)funnah
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 10:55:34 (permalink)
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    I wonder, do those who do find vernacular English "irritating" always speak in a formal Oxford voice and expect everyone else to do so?



    I only included the word "irritating" to describe those people who DO speak Oxford english and put on the phony accent to be something they are not. I had a business partner who was born and raised just outside Boston, with a heavy accent from the area, who would always try to put on a southern accent when we were down south for work. I thought that was rather condescending, as if the southerners couldn't understand him unless he put on some phony accent.

    When an accent or unusual pronunciation is the real deal, I agree with you, it is fascinating!
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 11:12:07 (permalink)
    sangwich may be a regional pronunciation but I doubt that they spell it that way. People who say warsh don't spell it that way. Boston is a riot. If a word ends in A they drop it and if it doesn't they add it. "This is my sistah Linder"

    Sammich or sammie is baby talk and should be left to babies.

    Cakes
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 15:59:03 (permalink)
    In Murland many of us leave from our homes near Warshington and go downyoshun where we walk on the broadwalk.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 18:00:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    samitch or sandwitch... what tickles my funnybone is those who object the most strenuously to egariously mispronounced word don't realize their own regional dialect is "mispronouncing" just as many words as any other. My favorite comment... Ah dunt AVE aahn akcint yaw jus ear(read)funnah
    I can only assume this is directed at me. Since you know NOTHING about me, how can you be so presumptuous as to suggest such a thing?
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 21:40:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roadrash

    quote:
    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    samitch or sandwitch... what tickles my funnybone is those who object the most strenuously to egariously mispronounced word don't realize their own regional dialect is "mispronouncing" just as many words as any other. My favorite comment... Ah dunt AVE aahn akcint yaw jus ear(read)funnah
    I can only assume this is directed at me. Since you know NOTHING about me, how can you be so presumptuous as to suggest such a thing?


    dreamz, Someone once said to me "youse guys tawk funny. Come awn say "you awell.""

    Back a number of years ago I was doing some work at a local college. There was a young lady there who was from a veey rural locale and talked like a complete backwoods hillbilly. She was majoring in pre-med and was well on her way to a brilliant career as she was a brilliant student. A number of members of the bio dept faculty took a couple of the English faculty aside and made the suggestion that they work with her and try "improving" her speach. Much to their credit, the English profs informed the bio profs that they were messing with someone's culture and one of the last remaining remnants of Elizabethan English.
    That was the end of that idea.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 22:03:09 (permalink)
    I get my sammiches at a place by the libary just around the corner from the nucular power plant.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 22:06:24 (permalink)
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    sangwich may be a regional pronunciation but I doubt that they spell it that way. People who say warsh don't spell it that way. Boston is a riot. If a word ends in A they drop it and if it doesn't they add it. "This is my sistah Linder"

    Cakes


    Not necessarily. Usually that only happens if the word following the word that ends in "a" begins with a vowel. In other words, we might say "This is my sistah Linda" and then say, "Linder is going out." Likewise, we do pronounce the "r" at the end of a word if the word following begins in a vowel. So it would be "Linder is my sistah." or "My sister is Linda."
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/05 22:25:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by saps

    I get my sammiches at a place by the libary just around the corner from the nucular power plant.


    The one with the esculator? I went there in an aeroplane once . . .
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/06 07:39:43 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roadrash

    quote:
    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    samitch or sandwitch... what tickles my funnybone is those who object the most strenuously to egariously mispronounced word don't realize their own regional dialect is "mispronouncing" just as many words as any other. My favorite comment... Ah dunt AVE aahn akcint yaw jus ear(read)funnah
    I can only assume this is directed at me. Since you know NOTHING about me, how can you be so presumptuous as to suggest such a thing?


    actually it wasn't aimed anywhere, ah ahpolajize if ya thunked twas
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/06 09:20:34 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by saps

    I get my sammiches at a place by the libary just around the corner from the nucular power plant.


    The one with the esculator? I went there in an aeroplane once . . .


    Yup, it's right next to the thee-a-ter.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/06 09:24:30 (permalink)
    My g'mother, who was Welsh, always said "yat" (like the big boat - yacht) instead of "yup" or "yea." I still do it. My wife brings it to my attention now and then.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/08 22:36:21 (permalink)
    see below....
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/08 23:08:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by WVHillbilly


    Back a number of years ago I was doing some work at a local college. There was a young lady there who was from a veey rural locale and talked like a complete backwoods hillbilly. She was majoring in pre-med and was well on her way to a brilliant career as she was a brilliant student. A number of members of the bio dept faculty took a couple of the English faculty aside and made the suggestion that they work with her and try "improving" her speach. Much to their credit, the English profs informed the bio profs that they were messing with someone's culture and one of the last remaining remnants of Elizabethan English.

    That reminds me of:

    You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed? Pure West Virginia. What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamb? You know how quickly the boys found you... all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars... while you could only dream of getting out... getting anywhere... getting all the way to the FBI.
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    RE: "Sandwich" pronounciation 2006/07/08 23:50:09 (permalink)
    I was once told by a speech teacher that the voice of choice for a broadcasting career in America was learned both in Nebraska and New Jersey. Any Henry Higginses out there to comment?
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