Right!… pretty much.DEE-troit ~ long E with emphasis on first syllable, only pronounced that way in Detroit, Flint, black folk and car guys (Motor City)
DE- troit ~ long E with emphasis on second syllable, is how the rest of the state pronounces it. Michigander - most people everywhere else in the state use this. We’re not crazy about it either but it’s a nice play on Canadian geese because we are on their migratory path!
Duh - troit~ emphasis on second syllable. Grosse Pointers, snobby but not usually effete lol
Good point about us motorheads. DEE-troit… as in DEE-troit Iron, DEE-troit Muscle, etc.
I would only differ in that:
A whole lotta folks in the deep south and other country folk - especially TRUCKERS - say DEE-troit. This is especially so when we talk Diesel engines.
Oh. Wait. There is another variant that is pretty all right in my book: Dee-TROY-ut… I’ll buy that, since it comes from (a) Curly (“I had a goyul in Dee-TROY-ut”… sumthin like that…), (b) Canadians, eh, and most prominently Don Cherry, (c) People from Buffalo, who can’t be all bad.
As for ganders, gooses, etc. of the Michy variety or otherwise, I got no use for em, since they nothing but s*** producers and I always gotta watch my step. I insist on being addressed as a “Michigan Person”, unless someone is addressing me as “Your Excellency”, which is my preferred pronoun…. um… rather… adjective/pronoun...?