A pronunciation of Missouri favored by uneducated hillfolk from southern Missouri's Ozark region, by asshole Confederate sympathizers, and by ignorant non-Missourians who insist that Missouri is a Southern state as opposed to a Midwestern one.
Chris Matthews of MSNBC: So, Claire, do you really think you have a chance against Jim Talent there in the Republican stronghold of Missoura?
Claire McCaskill of the U.S. Senate: Well, Chris, the Democratic party has quite a tradition in my home state of MISSOURI-- in fact it's known here as the Party of Truman, who is a revered figure in MISSOURI politics.
Chris Matthews: That's true, Missoura is the Bellwether State, huh? Uh-heh-heh-heh.