It's Pronounced Vuh-gin-yuh, Suh

The Old Virginia accent is one still heard in many parts of Virginia, despite the influence of TV and radio. Words that are pronounced differently, such as "out" (think "oat") and "house" (think "hose") are due to Virginia's distinctive concentration of settlers from from the English West Country (in addition to the Southern English settlers who colonized the rest of the east coast). Virginia maintained strong commercial and cultural ties to England, and as the upper class English dialect changed, the dialects of the upper class Virginians changed as well. One example, is the "r-dropping" found in parts of Virginia today where the word "here" sounds a bit more like "He-uh."