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#4413626 - 03/30/18 12:17 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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We had some doozies in my home state of Iowa - only one that I'm able to recall at the moment though was "Madrid", which was pronounced "mad-RID". Also home to one of the strangest town names I have ever seen: "What Cheer" (which the locals kind of blur into something sounding a little like "watchur" - just barely 2 syllables).

In Colorado, we have a fashionable suburb of Denver by the name of "Louisville" - pronounced "lew-IS-vill".

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#4413639 - 03/30/18 02:16 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I learned something new today. Apparently the city of "Worchester" in Massachusetts is pronounced as "Wooster" and if you pronounce it as written you will get funny looks from the locals. This reminds me of a city in England which is written as "Leicester" but I believe it is pronounced as "Lester" by the locals? Anyway, I find it both interesting and a bit funny how some city names have that discrepancy.



Thank you for typing "Wooster" and not "Wissta" as literally nobody I ever met in Massachusetts- west, central or eastern Mass- says "Wissta"...and I was born in MA and have lived here for 46 years.

But, there's no "h" in "Worcester" .

Here's one- the Brit racetrack Silverstone is pronounced "Silvastun" . So, I expect, is the town nearby.


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#4413884 - 03/30/18 11:01 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
We have a Louiseville, pronounced Lewis*ville, not Louie*ville like in KY.



From spending a little time in Louisville KY, a lot of folks pronounce it Luhvll...lol. Kind of like the butchered version of N'awlins. smile

In Tennessee there's a Louisville and they pronounced it Lewis ville too.


PA people...how do you pronounce Wilkes Barre? Wilksberry is what I've heard. And why is Reading like Redding instead of Ree ding? And why is Lancaster "Lin kester"?

Not a town, but my wife (from PA) and everyone I know from PA says radiator is Rad iator instead of Raid iator. wink


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#4413959 - 03/31/18 12:04 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Not a city; but most non-natives can't seem to pronounce the name of my homeland : "Newfoundland". We try to teach CFA's ( come from aways ) to say it like this Understand Newfoundland


The emphasis on the syllables is exactly the same as in the word understand and NOT on the new or the found which are common mistakes. The found is slightly truncated and pronounced somewhere between fund and found so as to fit in with the emphasis on the syllables. ... Understand - Newfoundland

A person from here is a Newfoundlander. Only locals or good friends get to call us "Newfs" or worse "Newfies" ......... its our very own N-word . wink


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#4413981 - 03/31/18 02:05 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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You all have been given the word by a Goofie Newfie. winkngrin


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4413982 - 03/31/18 02:12 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Remember KK.....that Nfld is like the Texas of Canada........we joined the country late, we are fiercely independent, and heavily armed wink

the absolute BEST way to get into a fight with one of us is to use the phrase "Goofie Newfie" in a bar after "several" beers biggrin


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#4413995 - 03/31/18 04:20 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I guess pulling up fishing nets give you all arms like Popeye. winkngrin

Worked with a Newf many years ago and he was crazy. He didn't mind being called Goofie (the nick we gave him).


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4414002 - 03/31/18 05:37 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4414045 - 03/31/18 09:56 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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So here's that quaint little town in Austria we visited that is always mispronounced:

Austrian Village

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#4414066 - 03/31/18 11:59 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: No105_Archie]  
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He didn't mind because he considered you to be a friend smile


And was in an almost perpetual state of intoxication or stoned.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4414265 - 04/02/18 11:00 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Wasn't there a South Park episode that had characters from Newfoundland? smile


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#4414303 - 04/02/18 02:54 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4415065 - 04/06/18 07:56 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Pronounced 'Bister'


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Pronounced 'hangingoutofthebackofasheep'


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Was on the train from Glasgow Central to Alexandria and was reminded that there is a town not far away called Milngavie which is pronounced Mill-Guy


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#4415082 - 04/06/18 09:40 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: Paradaz]  
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Originally Posted by Paradaz


Wales, UK

Pronounced 'hangingoutofthebackofasheep'




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Originally Posted by Paradaz


Wales, UK

Pronounced 'hangingoutofthebackofasheep'




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Nah her name was Baarbara


Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil
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#4415169 - 04/07/18 02:03 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Derby pronounced Darby.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4415323 - 04/08/18 09:51 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Leicester and Rutherfordton North Carolina, Lester and Rofton.


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#4415398 - 04/09/18 11:24 AM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There's also the commonly known Greenwich, Connecticut. I think pretty much everyone knows it's "Gren-itch". smile


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#4415521 - 04/09/18 07:21 PM Re: City names with totally different pronounciations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
There's also the commonly known Greenwich, Connecticut. I think pretty much everyone knows it's "Gren-itch". smile


And the aviation and military worlds are of course always on Gren-itch Mean Time smile


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