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Miami is "My Ami"

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When people would say they went to Miami, I thought they were saying "My Ami" .
I thought some people had an "Ami" and they would go there on vacation.

Giselle
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When I was quite young (around 3), I remember hearing my Grandmother telling us that she was going on vacation to Miami, Florida.
I didn't want her to go without me, so I asked her if I could also go to 'Your Ami'.

Sherry
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When I was about 4 years old I overheard my Granda telling my Mum that my aunt was moving to Miami (Florida) Later I asked my Mum, "Is Aunt Babs moving to Miami?" She said, "Yes." I asked, "Where is Miami?" "It's in Florida," she explained. I said, "Well then, where is yourami?"

Charmane Campbell-Joiner
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Like an earlier poster, I too took Miami wrong. I grew up in nearby Tampa so the word was used a lot, and somehow I assumed that an "Ami" was some sort of ediface like another house or a very small building -- at least that is what I pictured in my mind. Soooo, when any adult referred to "My ami" I just assumed they were talking about their building somewhere.

Richard S. (Tampa)
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My friend announced one day that she was moving to Miami Beach. I was quite upset and told everyone about her big move to "HERami". I wasn't sure what an Ami was, but she had one and was moving there.

Ginger
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When I was four we went on a trip to Miami. I heard it as we were going to My Ami. I kept asking who my ami is and who's sister she was!

Laura
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Until I was about ten years old, I always believed that everyone had an "Ami" that they went to--like Bugs Bunny--he was always headed to "MY AMI".

kahl
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Ash where she was going my daughter said, Mama's ammy. Meaning Miami.

Anon
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When I was about three we went to Miami, florida. I kept asking my mom what her Ami was. LOL.

Audrey
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I used to believe that a street in our town, called Miami Street belonged to my mom, because when I asked her what street we were on, she said, "My ami". I said, "Your ami???". She said, "No, My ami" and I said, "Yeah, your ami". It took many trips down that street to for it to finally sink in!

Meggie
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While driving to Florida, my little sister asked, "Mommy, is your Ami the same as Mi-ami?"

10-23
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Once when my sisters and I were little (me, 9, one sis 8 and the other 4), our granny, whom we called Nanny, was visiting. Our father was leaving and phoned home before leaving town, heading for Miami. When my granny told us where he was going, my baby sister said, why is he going to my nanny's ami?

Jonathon Goodwell
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my brother said " i'm goin to miami wanna come?" to my little brother said "yeah! i'll go to your ami!"

blah
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I thought when television said Miami I thought they were actually talking about a close relative of mine (possibly because it sounds like auntie)

Neo
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One afternoon when I was four or five years old, I happened to be in the kitchen when my parents were talking about somebody going to Miami. I had never heard the word before, so I thought they were saying two separate words: My ami. I didn't know what an "ami" was, but since they were talking about somebody going to see theirs, it appeared that there was a trip involved. So I asked, "When are we going to go to see *my* ami?" Mom said, "Never mind." I took that as a signal that I had an "ami", but I wasn't supposed to be asking questions about it. It was some years later, after I learned how to read maps, that I realized that they were talking about a city in Florida.

Rob
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Like all kids I liked watching TV. Even though the news was boring, I usually kept it on while I played. But I always wondered why all news anchors had an ami and no one else I knew had one. Not that I knew what an ami was. You see the news anchor once in awhile would say "In My Ami today........" (Miami).

Fibre Optix
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When I was little my family and i were going to Miami, Florida. I would always here my mom saying "Miami" thinking she was saying "My ami." So i asked her, "why are we going to your ami? when can we go to my ami?"

Anon
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When I was little, I believed that "ami" was a relative similar to a grandmother and when someone said "Miami", they were taking about their "ami".

Ben
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When I was a child my dad was a truck driver, he often had loads going to miami and I wold ask him where he was going and when he told me miami, I didnt' know it was a city, I thought he was going to his ami, wasnt' sure what a ami was but i always thought one day I hope I get to go to MY-AMI.

lilmac
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I used to beleive that when people said "Miami", they were actually saying "My amey." and "amey" was a type of realative, which I thought was like a grandmother.

Ben
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