All of my life my family has pronounced wash differently. My husband has always made fun of us because we say wish. Like we are going to wish laundry or wish dishes or wish the car. We originate from West Virginia. Is there a reason we say it this way? Everyone I hear in the direct family pronounce it that way.
We have never resided in West Virginia for any long period of time because our Dad was career military. Most people who hear my accent think I am from the Midwest. I spent several years in Ohio. I don't think I can change the way I say it... it is just automatic.
Is this a known feature of any dialect where our family may have picked it up?