Jaysen wrote:Just another thought (I am not turning into bob u here am I?) is it possible that there is a basic socioeconomic explanation? The rebellious folks who wanted out of HM Kingdom were not quite in the noble class, but neither were they serf.
Than again regional dialects seem to point more to nation of origin as a whole. Southerenese has a large african/spanish twist at its core. North-eastern is heavy with UK stylings. North-midwest is heavy Scandinavian.
I assume that the west coast is just heavily influenced.
I think it can be easier explained as ACCENT INFLUENCED PRONUNCIATION.
You say tomato I say Heinz.
Catsup - Ketchup
BBQ - Bar-B-Que - Barbecue
Just ask anyone from the Boston area to say "Put the dog in the car and get the keys from the drawer so I don't have to climb on the roof."
It will sound like
"Put da dawg in da kaw and get de keys from the draw so I don't have ta climb on da rough."
or you may find this interesting
clique |klēk; klik|
It is another one of those words that has TWO pronunciations in the dictionary and BOTH are correct.
Just like the word NUCLEAR
nuclear |ˈn(y)oōklēər; -kli(ə)r|
USAGE A variant pronunciation, |ˈn(y)oōkyələr|, has been used by many, but is widely regarded as unacceptable.