Thursday, November 20, 2008

Because Every Vote Matters!

Here is your opportunity to have your opinion heard.

PLEASE HELP SETTLE THE DEBATE-
When you say the word thanks do you pronounce it with a short or long A sound?

Short a is A as in cat.
Long a is A as in ate.

Cast your vote here or in the comments section of my status on facebook.
ThAnk you!

9 comments:

Kari said...

Is it physically possible to say it with a short A? I can't seem to do it...so I guess you know what my vote is!:)

Staci said...

long A.
i'm not sure it is physically possible to say it with a short A. i've been sitting here trying.

Linds said...

Short. But I am British!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Long A....and with at least 2 syllables...I am from Arkansas you know, LOL! ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Anonymous said...

I use a long A.

J said...

I use a long A.

Tracy said...

Long for sure. but it does depend on where you live. Like Linds, being British. or, for example, the word Bear. My friend Liz from Long Island pronounces it "Baahr" where us Northern folks say it "Bair".

Rochelle said...

I tried pronouncing it with a short A with no luck... until I read Linds comment... then I had a short O sound. Still no short A. So I vote for the long A!

momteacherfriend said...

Just for the record:
Webster does pronounce it short. Although most Americans I know say it with a long A. Interesting stuff.

ThAnks to all who commented!