[External] Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss


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Hoosiers do that, too. Consider Terre Haute!


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Kentucky has a town of Versailles which they pronounce Versales. I think they do it just to make the French cringe 😉

 

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Andy Millere

 

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

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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.

Todd Sullivan