Iowa: where we're known for saying certain things differently or flat out making up words (ope anyone?). We say "pop" instead of soda, and we're proud of it. We also say certain words wrong. Quite wrong.

In fairness, there are a lot of kooky words in the English language. While we don't have gendered words like some languages, Spanish for example, we still have an abundant amount of words that can be tricky to pronounce.

We also lack the accent many other regions have. Head out east and you'll know right away that you're in Boston, New York... or any eastern state. Head south, and you'll know right away. So, I'm certainly not saying the way we say our words is more wrong than anywhere else.

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That said, we also can get a little lazy with how we say certain words. Here I'll highlight 11 of those words that just seem to trip up Iowans. Whether we're adding a letter, or replacing a letter with one that's just not there, we do seem to struggle with certain words, much to the delight of folks from other regions.

We have no issues pronouncing "corn". Photo by Jesse Gardner on Unsplash
We have no issues pronouncing "corn". Photo by Jesse Gardner on Unsplash

So here are our 11 seemingly always mispronounced words. See if you agree, and as always, I'd love to know if you feel I missed any. Tap the "message" button on the free station app to let me know what word or words I missed.

Ope! People From Iowa Simply Cannot Pronounce Any of These Words

Whether we're adding Rs, or replacing a harder letter with a softer one, Iowans struggle with a handful of words.

After all that do you feel you need to go wersh the frustrating pronunciations off? I'm right there with you.

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