“Mary, don’t criticize Mom for her Utah accent.”
Never thought I’d hear my kids say that! Utah accent? Me? I guess I did grow up in “American Fark” — though I’ve never heard anyone under age 82 call it that seriously.
This criticism was invoked when I said “Settlers of Catan” with three syllables in Settlers.
Mary calls it “Set-lers” instead.
How do you say it? 😛
I say “Sett-le-rs,” although I admit to liking the way “Set-lers” sounds.
I agree with Velda…three syllables is the correct pronunciation. But then, I grew up in AF as well…
Hah, I suppose I use both interchangeably depending on how quickly I’m speaking 😛
I also say it with 3 syllables and I grew up in Idaho, so not only a Utah thing. Also love Catan games.
So far I’ve found only one “Sett-lers” … who learned her pronunciation in Provo. D’oh!
hmm, I definitely do not have Utah influence in my speech and I say it with the three syllables….