A Small Poll for my Readers


How do you pronounce this word?

“Dower” or “Door”

I have always heard it said “dower,” and have pronounced it that way myself. But a wise and learned woman just pronounced it “door” this week. She also had pronounced it dour but had recently been corrected.

So, please leave a comment with the phonetic spelling of your pronunciation: dower or door. Thank you.

7 thoughts on “A Small Poll for my Readers

  1. Being from Kansas I grew up reading the word as dower, roof as ruuff, roots as ruts and creek as crick. Now I believe that dour rhymes not with sour, but sewer.

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