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Old 08-04-2017, 11:29 AM
Location: Calera, AL
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Fairbault, MN = FAIR-uh-boe
Kearney, NE = CAR-nee
Belle Fourche, SD = bell FOOSH
Calera, AL = cuh-LEER-uh
Madrid, IA = MAD-rid (same goes for New Madrid, MO I believe)
Olathe, KS = oh-LAY-thuh
El Dorado, KS = eh-doe-RAY-do
Louisville, MS = Lewis-ville (or Lewis-vull locally)
Osoyoos, BC = ah-SOO-youse
Keya Paha County, NE = KIP-uh-haw
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:34 AM
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Nachitoches, Louisiana
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DTL3000 View Post
Nachitoches, Louisiana
Thanks this is what I had in mind.

Looks like it should be "natch- i- toe- ches" not " nackadish"!

Thanks to those who contributed, but I'm thinking more like this example, not whether it's "Na-Vay-da" or "Ne-vah-da"...

Taughannock looks like "taught" ( as in past of to teach), do it looks like it should be "taw Ann knock", but is " tongue-can-knock".

Let's see what else we have....

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Old 08-04-2017, 09:41 PM
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In NJ we have a very wealthy shore town called Mantoloking, but most pronounce it Man-a-low-kin. NJ residents frequently butcher the spelling because they spell it phonetically. I often see "Manalokin" for example.

We have a town called Secaucus and people still are divided as to how to pronounce it. There's SEE-kaw-kiss and Se-KAW-kiss. I don't even know if the people who live there or are from there have come to a consensus.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:21 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by Xade View Post
Houston County in GA. You'd think it'd be pronounced like Houston TX but it's pronounced "House-ton".
It's pronounced that way pretty much everywhere except Texas ("HEW-stun"). My office was just off HOUSE-ton Street in NYC, and I grew up in Atlanta just off HOUSE-ton Mill Road.
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