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Old 10-20-2011, 07:25 AM
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I am sorry to say I've never been to Iowa; but I'm watching "StateFair" and they are singing: All I Know, I owe Iowa. They pronouce it I O WAY, long A. I've heard songs in 3 diff movies about Iowa, and they also say I o way - Is this how you say it in Iowa?
It's not anything big :) , I just always pronouced it I o wah. Either way, Iowa seems like a really nice place - always pictures of farms and fields - I love both of those things :thumbup:
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:29 AM
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I was born in Iowa 73 years ago. My family all pronounced it I-o-wah. Of course we moved from there when I was 4 so I don't really know. LOL
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:35 AM
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oh, non native - I understand :thumbup: lol
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:13 AM
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i think that is just poetic license
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:57 AM
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I-o-wah.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:06 AM
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I lived next door to Iowa for most of my life and even lived there for a couple of years. Only the old timers call it I-o-way (maybe because of the old songs?). All the people I know that actually live there say I-o-wah, as do I.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:21 AM
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Definitely I-o-wah!
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:25 AM
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I-o-wah, but Iowa was named after the Ioway Indians.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:12 AM
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I grew up in I-o-wah!! Still home to me :))
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I-O-WAH! lol
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