- [Funny names and pronounciationss
Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
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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.
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BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Monday, April 19, 2021 1:13 PM
Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss
In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette.
On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <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.
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