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How do you say it??

I know this has been an ongoing debate for many, many, many years, but I was curious as to how you pronounce AUNT! Do you say it like "ant" or "ont"???


The reason I was wondering is because I am picking up my nephew from school, and I identify myself as his "ant" and the lady laughs and says "you mean AHnTT' like I was ignorant or something!! I had to laugh but anyway I was just wondering how most of you say AUNT???

OH and do you use the term like if you had an Aunt Jane, is that what you call her or just Jane??

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lalasmom8

Asked by lalasmom8 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • We say aunt like ant, then again I'm from texas and we say a lot of stuff different!:) We always say aunt and then the first name.
    cgonzales542

    Answer by cgonzales542 at 5:55 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Ant
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • ant....and i just call my aunts by their names
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • ONT...
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I LOVE being an ONT.. so I love that my niece calls me that and thats how my son calls his aunt's,... we also keep it up forever too... just like calling mom MOM forever..
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:58 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • When I speak english I say aunt Jane and I also speak spanish so I say Tia Jane :)

    But honestly I have noticed that the negritos say Ont Jane or Onty Jane.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • ant
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 6:00 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • If I am talking about my aunts to someone else, i'l say ant. If I am talking to them face to face, I call them antie whatever their name is. But I would never correct someone! We all say it different.
    nmmama09

    Answer by nmmama09 at 6:13 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I think you should ask what region of the country people are in.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • We live in Wyoming and we say ant, although to my brothers kids I am ont because my SIL is from North Dakota. I love being ontie. That is what they call me. My kids say antie.
    MomofTwins07

    Answer by MomofTwins07 at 6:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

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