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Old 01-01-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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So...is it said "Matt -a-PAN with emphasis on the LAST syllable? It's not referenced much in the local news (except for crime at times) despite the large size of the area...
Emphasis on the last syllable is correct. Matta PAN
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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One of my pet-est of peeves is folks "reporting live from MATT-a-pan." I used to think stations educated out-of-towners on pronunciation, but I think that has gone the way of newspaper proof-readers and the AP Style Book.

That would drive me crazy, too.

I have to tell a funny one: A native of West Roxbury told me she lives in West Wox Berry. A true Bostonian after my heart. <ggg>
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Wow, Martha Ann claiming it's Fan-el, as in flannel pajamas...

Lots of differing opinions; it's getting exciting.

Isn't this exciting? LOL
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