I say 'aunt' with an aw sound but the people that live around me say that it's pronounced 'ant'. I refuse to believe that 'ant' is how you pronounce 'aunt'. How do you say 'aunt'? Maybe this whole 'ant' think is just mid- western.
o the irony. i was actually thinking about this this afternoon. aunt is one of several words that i will find myself pronouncing differently depending on the company i'm in. i usually only revert back to 'ant' with my family, but still.
When I was younger I would say aw-nt but my classmates would look at me funny and try to get me to say it "right" so I was kind of pressured into saying it like ant. By the way, I rember saying it like aw-nt because it sounded british to me when I was, like, six.