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It's always been that way in VT. It's a glottal stop, and it's part of our regional accent. Ts are only pronounced if at the beginning of a word.
Thanks for your response.
It's interesting that it is part of the accent in your area.
I believe there may be more to it than that.
I can tell you a thousand miles away some of the younger generation who have never set foot in your neck of the woods say button in the way I described.
I would be interested to hear the results of parents not in the New England area with children that would write the word button on a piece of paper and ask their kids to pronounce the word.
 
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Yes, the whole "skin" thing bothers me a bit, too! But, here's my rant...why do so many of us refer to a snare drum as "she"? She's a beautiful drum, etc, etc, etc. Sorry, but I would never hit a woman!! OK, rant over!!

-Mark
Look at my new Snare, I love how his head looks between my thighs.
 

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It's always been that way in VT. It's a glottal stop, and it's part of our regional accent. Ts are only pronounced if at the beginning of a word.
Not to get too far off-topic, but I found this video great at showing how much a locality's accent can differ:

 

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It's always been that way in VT. It's a glottal stop, and it's part of our regional accent. Ts are only pronounced if at the beginning of a word.
I think that’s from the early English occupation
 

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Excuse me, old guy...that's not your lawn...your house is next door
 

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First of all, Rick, you're not old!

I don't care what people call drums. But what's up with using "an" for "and?" They are two different words. "She an I went to the store," is not a coherent sentence. Are people so lazy that they can't type or pronounce one additional letter? LOL!
 

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Max Roach wrote and performed "Pies Of Quincy" a cymbal expose devoted to Zildjian's products which were at the time manufactured in Quincy, Massachusetts. So, if "pies" for cymbals is OK with ol' Max, it is OK with me.
 

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When I'm not playing the skins I'm tickling the ivories, both while wearing glasses.
 

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Say the word supposeBLY....and you get the electric chair...no appeals.
Awful. One word that continually pushes my button is nuclear. It's not nu-cu-ler! Even politicians mispronounce it.

Pronunciation of "button"
is no longer BUT-in
Its now buh-IN
Exactly! Speaking of my button being pushed, I recently saw a short video ad for coh-IN face masks. Continually hearing the pitch girl mispronounce cotton soon became cringeworthy. Not a good way to hawk your product.
 

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Awful. One word that continually pushes my button is nuclear. It's not nu-cu-ler! Even politicians mispronounce it.



Exactly! Speaking of my button being pushed, I recently saw a short video ad for coh-IN face masks. Continually hearing the pitch girl mispronounce cotton soon became cringeworthy. Not a good way to hawk your product.
You can't escape the glottal stop. If you start pronouncing Ts around here, you'll get run out of the state as a flatlander. Honestly, though coTTon just sounds wrong to me. I get it, though. Different perspectives.

How about this one: We do not say "our". My father and his generation pronounced it, "air", as in "air house". The accent has definitely changed with our generation; we pronounce it, "are". Getting closer!

Another feature that's disappearing is the flattening of vowels. Words like "tight" were pronounced "toight", but it's only survived in the more rural areas.
 

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Few know this. Sidewalks are not on your property. They are in the public right-of-way usually. Someone said here that kick drums are small bass drums. No big kicks or small bass drums in that thinking. I think the "skins" thing came from the beatnik era in the 50s. A few adults, back in the day, would say "so you play the skins" like Maynard G. Krebs. I pronounce Aunt like Ant. Ant Bea. So is "bottom head" like "giant shrimp?" Ace
 

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Decided to bring up a term that people continue to use even though it is no longer applicable and that is describing
drum heads as skins . With only a couple of exceptions ( Earthtone, Stern, Kentville etc) all heads are Mylar and have nothing to do with skin whether it be calfskin , goatskin , muleskin whatever .

There you go rant over - Get off my lawn .
 

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Decided to bring up a term that people continue to use even though it is no longer applicable and that is describing
drum heads as skins . With only a couple of exceptions ( Earthtone, Stern, Kentville etc) all heads are Mylar and have nothing to do with skin whether it be calfskin , goatskin , muleskin whatever .

There you go rant over - Get off my lawn .
Your just too thin skinned!
 

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Few know this. Sidewalks are not on your property. They are in the public right-of-way usually. Someone said here that kick drums are small bass drums. No big kicks or small bass drums in that thinking. I think the "skins" thing came from the beatnik era in the 50s. A few adults, back in the day, would say "so you play the skins" like Maynard G. Krebs. I pronounce Aunt like Ant. Ant Bea. So is "bottom head" like "giant shrimp?" Ace
You been drinking tonight Ace? Either way I saved this for posterity.

You may not own the sidewalk in front of your house but in many towns you are required to shovel it, why is that? Also, go into a car dealership and pay cash for a car, ask for the title. They will refuse to give it to you. Why is that?

Nacci.
 

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