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Old 10-05-2010, 11:09 AM  
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"Rodchester and Chiy-liy"

I think the local dialect is hysterical. I mostly hear it on the radio, most DJ's and advertisements instead of Raah-chester or Roh-chester I hear Rod-chester.

This link doesn't pick up on the Rod but has a few others like CHIY-liy and Mun-ro.


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Old 10-05-2010, 05:24 PM  
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The Rahdchesteh accent is fargin' ugly. The word "ham" has at least two syllables, but it sounds nothing like a southern pronunciation (like Paula Dean).

We can't pronounce proper nouns to save our lives. Seriously...Char-LOTTE? (The other day, I was talking to a guy in Charlotte, NC and a guy in the suburb of Charlotte outside Rochester and confused the bejeebus out of myself trying to keep the pronunciations straight.)
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:30 AM  
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It's funny, we don't even know we sound like that until we go somewhere else.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:38 AM  
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I wasn't sure where I was when I first moved up there. Chai Lie?? Then I really cracked up when I found out the spelling of where I lived. I thought it was spelled Shar Lot.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:12 PM  
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Rochester is one of the only places I've heard soda referred to as pop.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:07 PM  
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It is pronounced 'chiy-lie' and it is 'char-LOTTE'.

It seems to me most people can't pick up on the Rochester accent, only about 20% of people do. There's very few things that are actually pronounced with an accent.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:31 AM  
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Chili, Charlolotte and pop. Let's not forget Zwiegles white hots
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:20 PM  
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Chili, Charlolotte and pop. Let's not forget Zwiegles white hots
NEVER FORGET WHITE HOTS!!!
I drive hours out of my way to go to a Wegmans because besides being the most awesome food store, They are the only place in southern PA, NY, NJ WV, MD and VA that has white hots.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:18 PM  
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try taking directions from a GPS its great.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:17 PM  
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If it were normal words there would be a point to this thread. When your talking about names, the pronunciation can vary wildly.

<walks away singing...>
"You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto
Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off!"
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