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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    Mike,

    I was wondering why you sign your name Mike NewYork and appear have moved to the Big apple if you were born and raised in Chicago, wasn't it your kind of town. Funny about the two different pronounciations, and I thought that NY was the town that was so good they named it twice. :)
    Actually, it was so nice that they named it twice. :wink:

    (Maybe Chicago wasn't big enough for Mike.)

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    As a non-native English could you explain me

    Not in my neck of the woods.


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    Not in my area. You hear a lot of Cockney Rhyming slang in my neck of the woods. (I live in London)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    MikeNewYork wrote,
    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    Mike,

    I was wondering why you sign your name Mike NewYork and appear have moved to the Big apple if you were born and raised in Chicago, wasn't it your kind of town. Funny about the two different pronounciations, and I thought that NY was the town that was so good they named it twice. :)
    I moved to New York for work and I fell in love with the city. I still love Chicago, but NY, NY is my home now.

    I got the reference to the song Chicago and to New York, New York. You have a great sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Not in my area. You hear a lot of Cockney Rhyming slang in my neck of the woods. (I live in London)

    Okay...

    Ulli :D

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    Well, it looks like I was wrong. :( Although the phrase "so nice they named it twice" seems to be pretty popular, it seems that in the song it is "so good they named it twice". Go to: http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...dittwice.shtml.

    Meanwhile, I'll try to clean off the egg on my face.

    :eggface:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Well, it looks like I was wrong. :( Although the phrase "so nice they named it twice" seems to be pretty popular, it seems that in the song it is "so good they named it twice". Go to: http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...dittwice.shtml.

    Meanwhile, I'll try to clean off the egg on my face.

    :eggface:
    Good song, Ron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Well, it looks like I was wrong. :( Although the phrase "so nice they named it twice" seems to be pretty popular, it seems that in the song it is "so good they named it twice". Go to: http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...dittwice.shtml.

    Meanwhile, I'll try to clean off the egg on my face.

    :eggface:
    Good song, Ron!
    Yes, it is. Here's the Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli version: http://www.jimbowieband.com/Lyrics/n...k_new_york.htm.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Two stresses? I'm still not sure how your examples sound like
    Let me try. This is the way I say it:

    shi (with a short i as in ship)
    ka (the a sounds like the interjection "ah")
    go ( like the verb)

    Stress the second syllable.
    Chi CA go

    :wink:
    Can we say "chi/ca/go" instead of "shi/ca/go?"

    Thanks!

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    Not in British English.

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