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Old 07-11-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Pretty hard to get Ohio wrong but I have heard people pronounce it O-hi-yuh.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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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
I always thought the correct way to pronounce it was Looey-ville because it was named after King "Looey" XVI of Franceónot King "Loua" XVI of France.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yes, Houston Street is HOW-stun Street, not Hyoo-stun Street.

One that I'm not sure of in NYC is the Van Wyck Expressway. Van Wick or Van Wike (rhymes with bike)? I've heard people say they are 100% sure it's pronounced one or the other.

And for the record, I live in New Jersey, which is pronounced Noo Jurzey, not Joy-zee. The only person who ever pronounced it that way was Bugs Bunny in his ancient Brooklynese "Toytie Toyd" (thirty-third) accent, so get off it already!
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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One that I'm not sure of in NYC is the Van Wyck Expressway. Van Wick or Van Wike (rhymes with bike)? I've heard people say they are 100% sure it's pronounced one or the other.

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It's Van Wick, and I'm 100% sure - have you not seen Seinfeld?
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I always thought the correct way to pronounce it was Looey-ville because it was named after King "Looey" XVI of Franceónot King "Loua" XVI of France.
technically it is but somehow it morphed into Loua-vul (maybe it's a drawl/twang thing?)
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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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
Drouzin--How is Houma pronounced?
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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Terre is pronounced "Terra"
Just like the President pronounces "terror"!
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Pretty hard to get Ohio wrong but I have heard people pronounce it O-hi-yuh.
Probably by the same people who say "Californee"
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:32 PM
 
Location: York
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Here are a few from PA/MD area.

Lancaster, PA ~ people say 'Land-caster' Not sure how to spell how it is actually said.

Reading, Pa ~ people say 'reading' instead of 'redding'

Towson, Md ~ people say 'Toe-son' or 'Towzen' Like wow. It is supposed to be 'Tow (like in wow) sen
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Nu-or-leens or Naw-lins?
I guess it would be closer to nawlins, but actually locals say Nu Or-lens (like lens in your sunglasses), but you have to slur it together
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