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Old 01-03-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Tenessee
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:22 PM
 
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Tenessee
Genessee!
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Come to think of it, Massachusetts is not easy to spell either. Luckily predictive typed on this device helps.
That's the one I always have trouble with!
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis is another one, but then again I'm the worst speller.
One often hears non-Minnesotans pronounce and spell the city "Mindianapolis", presumably since they think it's based off "Indianapolis". I've also often heard and seen it written as "Minneanapolis", again, either due to ignorance and because they think it's some sort of play on Annapolis, Maryland.

One city that I always have to think hard about while spelling is Cincinnati. I always want to add a double 'n' after the first 'i' and a double 't' at the end.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:30 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Shenandoah can be hard to spell. Also Tallahassee with all the letters. A lot of the Hawaiian locations too including some of the smaller islands. And Ketchikan, Alaska.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I always have to look up the name of a small town just north of NYC — Poughkeepsie. It’s spelled nothing like the way it sounds — Puh-KIP-see.

Another upstate burg I usually spell wrong the first time around — Rensselaer. Also pronounced way different, to me, than the way it looks — Rin-sa-LEER.
I always have to double-check Skaneateles. Upstate NY is Ground Zero for unspellable town names.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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I always have to double-check Skaneateles. Upstate NY is Ground Zero for unspellable town names.
Right! How about Coxsackie, Chateaugay and Gouverneur.
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