Who knew so many of you pronounced it THUR-oh? I'm a THUR-uh girl myself, even though Lisa said "I envision 'thur-uh' coming out of the mouth of a man named Jim Bob Billy as he is sitting in front of an old gas station with a piece of straw hanging out of his mouth."
Seeing as how I grew up around people named Jim Bob Billy who sit in front of gas stations, I suppose this would explain things.
But really and truly, without a bit of sarcasm (OH, not a BIT) I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating so enthusiastically in a survey that publicly proves me wrong in a 14-year-old debate with my husband. Oh, he's just going to be a peach to live with tonight.