Talk Like a Mainer: "Ayuh"

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scyllaandcharybdis : Thumbs up if Stephen King bought you here

FornusSomeFornit : Basically every Stephen King book brought me here

Rex Mundi : Awesome! Stephen King often uses this word in his books didn't know it was a Maine thing, the more you know! :)

Jorge Hernandez : I had seen that word in so many King's novels and it was driving me crazy since I didn't know how to pronounce it. thank you.

Psychedelic Unicorn : I'm from Maine and I can 100% confirm this to be accurate pronunciation

Gan : I've read a lot of Stephen King but it was A Separate Peace that brought me here

Sarah Jacobs : I've been reading Stephen King on and off since I was 11 (I'm 38 now) and I thank you for this. This, along with the Edward Hermann narration of The Tommyknockers, has corrected a lifelong assumption of mine: I was an Eye-yuh'er. Now, I know better. ;)

Sergio M. Urbizu : Stephen King, Dark tower series brought me here.

salihaha14 : haha i'm here because of stephen king; cujo and bag of bones.

MrFrankBegbie : very useful, I've read "Colorado Kid" by Stephen King and there's plenty of "Ayuh"!

Dainty Daisy : hwehll yell at me why doncha?

Randy Bobandy : Its funny, i lived in Maine for a few years (didn't grow up there) and started saying "ayuh" without even realizing it. I dont live in Maine anymore but still find myself reflexively saying "ayuh" from time to time

July Simba : Stephen king anybody?

funkyfreshwizardry : I never realized this is what I was saying holy shit...I thought I was saying "oh yeah?" but too fast so most of the sounds get skipped. I'm from Connecticut but my parents are from northern New Hampshire, must have picked it up from them.

Lacquerware : Tommyknockers.

Kevin Carpenter : This has been quite informative. I'm currently doing research so I don't seem like a tourist when I get there.

Admiral Tug Benson : This guy was killed by Cujo a week after filming this.

Nicole 9volt : Spot on, ESPECIALLY the variation the uses the sharp breath in. Born and raised in Maine until we moved, so me being younger I lost a lil of the accent, but that will be my father's sound of "yes" until the day he dies😅 Good video👍

Edyth Counter-Griffis : grew up in Brunswick, and living in NC. This makes me feel at home again.

Eric Paul : you crack me up! love it

Flower : I have lived in Maine my whole life no one says this :')

Jennie Pineda : I’m reading the dark tower series by Stephen king my alllll time favorite author ... must of his books have ayuh or aye just wanted to know how to pronunce the ayuh one thanks very helpful😉😉now if you all would excuse me I’m going to back to my book ayuhhhhhhh lol

Pennyloafer : For the life of me, I cannot understand why twenty-five curmudgeons would give this delicious little video a "thumbs down."

Maria A : Jud crandell:)

James Jeans : I've lived in Texas most of my life, and somehow this slipped into my vocabulary over a decade ago. No idea how or why, but I naturally say it when agreeing with people all the time.

Brady : downeast as in Camden Rockport area? vinalhaven? my work requires me to travel all over the state. downeast maine and north eastern maine are the only 2 places I've heard thick "mainer" accents. as in replacing the letter r with ah

Malvavisco : Ha! Stephen King uses that in his book all the time. I listened to an audiobook of one of his short stories where a character kept saying that word (I think it was Riding the Bullet), and they apparently said it the wrong way--like eye-uh.

Caitlin Pryor : Best video. Been wondering about the pronunciation forever! Saw "ayuh" it for the first time in a novel when I was a girl. Can't for the life of me remember which one. DID YOU EAT THEM BAKED BEANS?!

Hunter 2-1 Actual : Same as here in Nova Scotia, especially down the south end.

Phoebe Carter : Katherine applegate brought me herw

BreaphGoat82 : I'm from Maine, born and raised - I moved to California 10 years ago and I'm currently writing a screenplay that takes place in Maine - Horror of course like our very own Mr. King. Couple of questions - I Noticed you dropped off on doing these, any plans to do more? They are fantastic reference - I'm quite removed from the dialect now so it's hard to remember it all. And I grew up in Wiscasset where I mostly heard a shortened version of "Ayuh" dropping the "A" and just using the "yuh" although most of the time up in 'Casset we cut it hard so it sounded like "yut". Does this ring a bell? Thanks! Great videos, bub.

Derpy Hooves : lol

Rylee Maggard : Mitsuku bot sent me here...

Judith Davies : My grandmother from Massachusetts said that!

sam will : I am from Maine and now I can't stop myself hearing it when I say it or when friends say it. I'm not even from Downeast, goddammit...

Rockin' G Ranch : I was born and raised in East Boston near Logan. We spoke very differently from those outside of the city. The accent was more inner city. Of course we butchered the English language and added profanity :).

Theodore Shulman : Do you like to eat lawb-stuh?

MrScotch16 : watching Dark Shadows trying to sleep and hard this word. episode 18? My Nana from Wells said this a thousand times during her ten thousand phone conversations. do you know what a spider is?

Charles Steel : I really love the old timey "down east" accent, like Jud Crandall in Pet Semetary. "Lotta history down that rawd" lol

Le Cirque des Rêves : Stephen King didn't not bring me here. I wanted to know what ayuh was.

Angel Macias : X-files Episode 10 Season 5 brought be here after a Google search

fishtrom : a deep running subculture ftw

Harrison Hunter : Thumbs up if Locke & Key brought you here. Best horror story

Dylan Maldonado : Stephen King brought me here. Dolores Claiborne.

TheMelluuu : SK brought me here! I happen to be from one of the other places that say words on the intake, Newfoundland! We say "yuh" and "yesyuh"! There are a lot of others but it's used in a kind of exasperation!

Cuteseal0819 Aj : #sarahplainandtall

Soxruleyanksdrool : My relatives who grew up in Maine say "Uh-Yuh". Can I be there when you tell them there wrong?

Keith Turner : They do the "ayuh" with in-drawn breath in Newfoundland too. When I went there I initially thought the person had a breathing problem but then when everybody started doing it I realized it was cultural. Newfoundland is great.

Trenton Printz : First 20 years of my life I grew up in Bangor, I always heard and said "ahh yuh" not "ayy yuh". I mean, I guess I heard people say "ayy yuh" but me and all my friends said it softer :/ We're all awful young though!

Theodore Shulman : I had a chemistry professor from Maine who pronounced the name of the noble gas argon (atomic number 18) "aah-gaw-oan". (The first syllable same as in the world "apple", but longer.)