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Old 02-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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So, I have always pronounced it WILL-a-met...but the other day I heard that the people from the Williamette area pronounce it in "its williamette, dammit"

FYI: I DO NOT pronounce it wert!!! Nor will I ever.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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I thought it was "wee-may". You say tomato I say potato....
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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It's will - am - it

I live there
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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I say wil-uh-met..
But I'd go with the guys that live there if you want the RIGHT pronunciation
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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will-am-it sometimes will-am-et depending on the mood

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #6
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It's will-AM-it, dam-it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #7
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Will-iam-ette. Like it was french. Just to tee off the people who live there.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #8
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another way of looking at it is wha - lamb - it. Obviously there is not a hard b, but lamb dosnt have a hard b wither.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:22 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by RegionalChaos View Post
It's will - am - it

I live there
You live in Drain. Awesome.

Yes it is Will AM it, OR ee gone.

Oh, and for the record, the other one is pronounced Shinook.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ChshreCat View Post
It's will-AM-it, dam-it.
Ditto, said the former Washingtonite.
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