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The Michigan Accent & Michiganders' Slang Words

Ja-eet? -So what the heck does “ja-eet?” mean? It means “Did you eat?” People from other states might shorten that to just “Didja eat?” but that’s still not acceptable to a Michigander. Another one, very similar to this is “imunna” which means “I am going to.”

The letter “A” as in “car” is a kind of light ee-yeah sound. If you’re familiar with diacritical marks, it would be kind of like ēă, but much lighter and less noticeable.
Crayons are crēăns (similar sounding to “crans”).
Dad is dēăd (again, only a slight difference from “dad”.)

The long “e” sound, like the “i” in “mirror” is a bit longer and really nasally. Also, we don’t waste our time with the “or” in “mirror”, so it’s just “meer.” Make it really nasally, though.

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  1. trekkybear reblogged this from brrraaaaap and added:
    Yes. This is what we sound like. It is an everlasting gift and burden
  2. brrraaaaap reblogged this from carrionofcats and added:
    THIS IS REAL THIS IS ME I’M EXACTLY WHO I’M SUPPOSED TO BE NOW GONNA LET THE LIGHT SHINE ON ME
  3. carrionofcats reblogged this from intellectualhoodrat and added:
    yeah that’s exactly how i sound. see..i’m not saying i sound nasally and awful just cuz…it’s an actual thing we do here.
  4. whiskeyandcupcakes reblogged this from writingthewrongs and added:
    What’s more, Detroit accents add a spoonful of Alabama to the Minnesota/Wisconsin/Ontario accent gumbo.
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  6. andathe reblogged this from intellectualhoodrat and added:
    This is pretty funny, but there’s a lot of difference regionally in Michigan - for example, you can tell who’s from the...
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