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#4413363 - 03/28/18 08:55 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I know New Orleans as New Or'-lee-ins but sometimes I hear it called New Or-leens' [or Naw'-lens].

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#4413365 - 03/28/18 09:06 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: Moved_on]  
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Originally Posted by BeeDeeBee
I grew up in East Sussex and moved just across the border to Kent later and both sides of the border pronounce H with definate and hard A as in "Aytch". Occasionally you hear people prefix it with a very soft "h" that becomes "h-Aytch", but most people around here consider that incorrect. I worked in an office in London until recently and sat next to a Kiwi that always pronounced it as "h-aytch". You would hear a chorus of Brits, (good naturedly), trying to re-educate him. biggrin


I work with a guy from NZ with a really strong accent. So much fun smile


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#4413375 - 03/28/18 10:42 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4413382 - 03/28/18 11:46 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
I know New Orleans as New Or'-lee-ins but sometimes I hear it called New Or-leens' [or Naw'-lens].


The latter is correct, as that is how the people from and around there pronounce it.

And I am dead serious when I say Miller High Life is the finest beer produced.


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#4413385 - 03/29/18 12:14 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There was a Canadian beer (Molson) on an American military base?


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#4413387 - 03/29/18 12:22 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: NH2112]  
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Calais, France - Ca-lay’
Calais, Maine - Cal’-iss



We have a Calais like that as well.


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#4413399 - 03/29/18 02:29 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Indiana has Lafontaine, Ohio had Bellefontaine...both pronounced La Fountain and Bell Fountain.

Detroit...mispronounced as Dee Troit

Lima Peru = LeeMa
Lima Ohio = LieMa

Versailles Indiana...Ver Sails

Monticello Indiana = Monta Sello

Indiana has Dekalb County...and it's DekaLb
Alabama and Georgia has Dekalb County and it's DeeCab

I think the only correctly pronounced French named cities we have in IN are Lafayette, La Porte, Terre Haute, and Vincennes.


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#4413401 - 03/29/18 02:31 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Oh, and I hate when people pronounce the S in Illinois! The S is silent! smile


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#4413407 - 03/29/18 03:48 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There's Milan in Michigan. Pronounced My-lin instead of Mee-lahn.

#4413412 - 03/29/18 04:11 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: Weasel_Keeper]  
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Originally Posted by Weasel_Keeper
Oh, and I hate when people pronounce the S in Illinois! The S is silent! smile

Lol, only a transplanted Illinoisan would list that as a pet peeve. I am with you though. smile


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#4413413 - 03/29/18 05:05 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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LaFayette has been mentioned already, but there’s a little town where I live named that and the natives get really bent out of shape when someone pronounces it correctly, a la Marquis de Lafayette. To them, it’s “Luh Fett.” So if you’re ever in North Georgia and find yourself there, you’ll be in the know wink.


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#4413414 - 03/29/18 05:08 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
Originally Posted by MarkG
I know New Orleans as New Or'-lee-ins but sometimes I hear it called New Or-leens' [or Naw'-lens].


The latter is correct, as that is how the people from and around there pronounce it.

True dat.

Here's a fourth way it's pronounced...

Wife came home and I asked her, "Where did we see our last air show?" (I didn't want her suspicious as to what I was listening for.)

In her slight Cajun accent she responded, "New Or'-lens."



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#4413418 - 03/29/18 06:16 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I think you are assigning too much credibility into something that is more a matter of regional accents combined with a poor command of American English. I can find huge numbers of people that pronounce 'ask' as 'ax' but that doesn't make it correct in any way, shape or form.

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#4413421 - 03/29/18 07:31 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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try this one smile

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

dont try and say it when your drunk though biggrin biggrin Although saying that I usually sound like this when Im drunk biggrin

here is the correct pronunciation of it.



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#4413429 - 03/29/18 09:40 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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My wife is from Oregin (Oregon) and gets mad when I pronounce it Oregon.

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#4413435 - 03/29/18 10:28 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
There was a Canadian beer (Molson) on an American military base?

There sure was, there was a case of 24 of each of the beers which I packed into two ice chests for the 117 mile trip to Inverness at the Ness Monster's football pitch to meet the team from Fort william who were driving up. We did share the beers with the team from Ft William and went for a meal with them too, The quarterback of the Ness Monsters (an American) owned a hotel in Inverness and the Ness Monsters had laid on the catering.


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#4413447 - 03/29/18 11:26 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: the soupdragon]  
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Originally Posted by the soupdragon
try this one smile

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

dont try and say it when your drunk though biggrin biggrin Although saying that I usually sound like this when Im drunk biggrin

here is the correct pronunciation of it.



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#4413454 - 03/29/18 11:58 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It should be 'pronunciation(s)'.

In this case a mis-spelling will result in a mis-pronunciation. neaner


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#4413494 - 03/29/18 03:18 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4413517 - 03/29/18 04:34 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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We have a Louiseville, pronounced Lewis*ville, not Louie*ville like in KY.
Also Bogue Chitto, "Bogga Chitta". Most don't know what one when they see it on a sign.
Mostly we just have weird names like Whynot, Possumneck, Ethel, Walnut Grove, Sanatorium (note the O not and A), Hot Coffee...


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