Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Nelson Moyer

In Louisiana, Lafayette is pronounced LAUGH’ e ette.  Like ‘Laugh it up’ except with a strong ‘e’ and the ette, pronounced like I ain’t ‘ete’ (ate) yet. My sister once lived there.


Nelson Moyer


From: <> On Behalf Of BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss


In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette. 


Brian Ehni 

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On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via <sullivant41@...> wrote:

There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan

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