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Old 12-27-2005, 06:46 PM
samjjones samjjones is offline
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

Always found it interesting that Houston St. in NYC is pronounced "how-ston".
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

It's sad how many times I've heard Min-in-in-apolis (from telemarketers)
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:41 PM
OtisTheMarsupial OtisTheMarsupial is offline
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

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Is there any state name that gets mispronounced as much as Oregon?

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I think you're right.
But a lot of people say Nev-aah-da instead of Nevada. They say awe instead of ah. We are on the west coast, thus we don't use an east coast accent when pronouncing our state name.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

my *last* name is Michaud.

My first name is Darrel, though, so no, it ain't Jack :P

My sister calls me Jack, though.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

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Is there any state name that gets mispronounced as much as Oregon?

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I think you're right.
But a lot of people say Nev-aah-da instead of Nevada. They say awe instead of ah. We are on the west coast, thus we don't use an east coast accent when pronouncing our state name.

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wait, what?

ahh = awe? no
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

Massachusetts has to be the worst offender.

Haverhill is HAY-vrill
Chelmsford is CHUMS-ferd
Concord is CON-kid not Concorde

And, of course, Massholes invented the silent R.

Andover is AN-do-va
Worcester is WUSS-ta
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

A town by me gets pronounced incorrectly all the time. Wanaque is almost always mispronounced WAH-NAK-YOO. The correct pronunciation is WAH-NAH-KEE (it's a native american name).
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