How do you pronounce Lawyer?

June 5th, 2013

Depends where you are. A professor has tracked how people in different parts of the country pronounce different words. In most of the United States, Lawyer is pronounced to rhyme with “boy,” (loyer). In the south, excluding Texas and Florida (not really south I’ve been told), it is pronounced to rhyme with “saw,” (law-yer). Southerners put the law into lawyer.


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