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Old 07-10-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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DOH!

I seriously thought it was pronounced "bar". hahaha Hey, ya learn something everyday! Usually the 'Berry' name is spelled 'Barry', not 'Barre'. Interesting.
Which brings up the question, who gets to decide? In South America, it is pronounced Mon-tee-vee-DAY-oh. Here in MN they say it Monti-VID-eo. In Spain, it's Toe-LAY-Doe, in OH, it's Toe-LEE-Do. In NC, Charlotte's pronounced SHAR-lit; in Rochester, the Charlotte neighborhood on Lake Ontario is called sha-LOT.

And speaking of Illa-noise, the capitol of the state next door is pronounced Duh Moinz, but by outsiders, not Iowans!
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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How are you supposed to say it?
Well, in Iowa the town of Nevada is pronounced Nuh-VAY-duh
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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yuppers. it's HOW-ston!

there's NEW-ERK in NJ, and NEW-ARK in DE.
Also a New-erk in NY state!
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Just a Few From Louisiana

Tchoupitoulas (street name) - chop-ah-two-lis

Thibodeaux (town) - tib-ah-dough

Chalmette (town) - shall-met

Metairie (town) - met-ah-ree
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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/\ Thank you so much. My upcoming trip to NOLA is going to be embarassing. Any more biggies?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Nu-or-leens or Naw-lins?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Des Moines, Iowa (the 's' is silent on both Des and Moines)
Terre Haute, Indiana (I don't know how to say Terre correctly, lol but the Haute sounds like hote)
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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It's hard to mis-pronounce Louisville since there are so many different ways to say it. Most natives call it Loua-vul but others usually call it Looey-ville(ugh) lol
There is the occasional idiot who calls it "Lewis ville"...anyways in that sound of pronunciation anyway, although I'm sure it's not unheard of to spell it "Lewisville" just like some idiot would spell St. Louis like St. Lewis, lol. I have to confess, I used to think that's how you spelled those two cities as a little kid because of my Uncle Lewis Louisville is a classic example of a city whose city name is pronounced in many different ways, likely due to its "Gateway To The South" reputation so you I guess tend to get mixed speech-patterns there, hence the different pronunciations. All I know is a you a see sign for the different ways Louisvillians pronounce the name of their city upon crossing the Ohio River from Indiana into Kentucky on either I-65S or I-64E or both...I don't remember if I-65 and I-64 merge together or not when they cross the river.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:20 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Des Moines, Iowa (the 's' is silent on both Des and Moines)
Terre Haute, Indiana (I don't know how to say Terre correctly, lol but the Haute sounds like hote)
Terre is pronounced "Terra"
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Nu-or-leens or Naw-lins?
I've heard people from there pronounce it nu-or-leons. I pronounce it nu-orluns.
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