How to pronounce "syrup"?

My husband and I have be having a debate for fairly some time about this, in connection with the pronunication of the word "syrup". He says it is seer-up. I enunciate it sir-up. Are both forms acceptable? Does where on earth you are from have anything to do beside this? I was born and raise in the south, he and his household are originally from New Hampshire.

Answers:    Its sir up.

Seer up? Yes it is a legitamite pronunciation, as is sir up, but it just sounds WRONG!
My and my family circle are from canada and always enjoy said sir up. New hampshirians always hold weird pronunciations! \

Well, potAEto, potato, tomAEto, tomato.
Yes, they are both legitimate.

If you've really been debating this for rather some time, why didn't y'all just look within a dictionary?

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I say seer-up, and I'm from Wisconsin. My wife say sir-up, and she's from Wisconsin too.
I say it the path your husband says it, as I live relatively close to New Hampshire.
I also pronounce it "sir-up". I agree beside you when you say diction has alot to do beside pronunciation.
seer-up
Both are correct. And yes, it is a matter of regional speech differences.
There both equal thing! It's only just like the motto you say patato and I say aloud Potato! Theres no wrong pronunciation! theres no need to quarrel over a silly thing resembling this! It's just going to turn into something really big! when its not a big buy and sell!
sir-up.
i h8 when ppl say it similar to seer-up
! omg i hate it so much
"Seer up" sounds close to a hillbilly, like when Texans pronounce cement "see mint." Sur-up or sir-up go by in a spoken sentence in need notice surrounded by these here parts.
I think it's a regional entry, all right. I'm originally from Texas, and I would probably own said "SIR-up," but I've heard "SEER-up" too, especially presently that I live in Washington state. :-)
I pronounce it "sir-up" and I'm from Ireland!
I vote sir-up. But then, I'm Irish, so my pronunciation is more than potential going to be different from yours. Long time no see, by the road, Mrs Sep!
I say seer-up, more or smaller number, but then I also voice "Loy-er", while a lot of race from the south seem to voice "Law-yer". Don't you just disgust it when people pronounce a word the mode it's spelled? :-)
I say "see-rup" one-sidedly, but I think they're both fitting to say. I live contained by New England, so maybe population up here are accustomed to saying it near the "see" instead of the "sir". My grandmother is Southern and she says "sir-up" similar to you do, and you're both from the south, so maybe is have to do with the region you grew up surrounded by.

It says on this association that it's pronounced "sir-up", so I guess you're right!

http://dictionary.mention.com/browse/s...

Hope this helps!

xoxo love caroline
im from nc and i pronounce it sir-up
I be born and raised surrounded by Florida :)
I say sir-up.
My home is a southern-latino family. And we still enjoy that southerner accent. It's not really noticable but when we read out words like syrup and potato, it's extraordinarily noticable. I argue with race over how to say "pecan" is it pee-can or pe-caun?
ha ha ;)
Interesting Question.
according to me, both are correct but sir-up sounds more appropriate.
I give attention to both forms are acceptable. I read out it the way your husband say it. But, I know people who utter it how you say it. It adjectives depends on how you were raise or brought up.
I just GOTTA ask! How does hubby influence the word "aunt"?? Like the little picnic pest "ANT" or more like resembling the word "WANT" without the W? I be visiting my sister within TX when my niece and boyfriend walked up have same type debate over the word "aunt". Niece who was born within TX, says it "ANT" Boyfriend say it the other way. So who is RIGHT?? Just close to with your press, BOTH are "ACCEPTABLE" because the word is understood by others, no thing WHICH WAY it is said. As to who is saying it CORRECTLY. according to the american dictionary of PROPER ENGLISH.... both YOU and my NIECE get it "RIGHT" and the guys, {as usual} are just doing doesn`t matter what works for them.and thats usually whatever they hold heard/seen OTHERS successfully do first! What more needs to be said? GIRLS ROCK! and apparently so did our MOTHERS! :-)
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I be born on the east coast... New York state.[upstate, country kid.NOT in the city].my hubby be raised on the west coast.nevada and california. we BOTH pronounce it sir up!!
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I would almost bet money, that SOMEBODY within your hubbys world, when he was unbelievably young, have one of those famous southern drawls.prob TX. In some parts of TX, a "pan" is something they use to cook next to...BUT...it is also something they use to "rot a ladder" with. TRANSLATION is : a PEN =[pan] is something they use to WRITE= [rot] a LETTER= [ladder] beside.
both r acceptable
There both reasonable i say it both ways it does gain confusing and i think when your a child the track you hear t more often is how your gonna speak it when you get elder i dont really think its where on earth your from unless they say it adjectives of them say it one path then it from where on earth they came from
umm u can voice it how ever u want. its ur choice no one will figger it out.
Well i am from texas and everyone other hates on how we sermon lol but i do say sir up...lol motto seer up makes me guffaw so hick. Lol
I think both ways are fine.

I'm Irish and I would say-so "Seer-up" but that word isn't really used much here. I've only hear it on American TV.

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i say sir>up. why dont u approaching the user bizzurke?
I say both, I know, unexpected! =)


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