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Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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I find Homosassa, Fl. amusing..... Kinda reminds me of Bumpass, Va, which Chris already mentioned. One day I heard a lady call in on the "Car Talk" radio show, with a car problem, and she was from there, but she pronounced it like "Bumpus". Sure, lady, nice try.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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Just heard a television commercial, advertising a business in Menomonie Falls (Wisconsin). The announcer pronounced it something like "MEN-no-mah-nee". Those of us who live in WI know it's pronounced "M'-NAH-m'-nee". Given that neither the TV station nor the advertiser bothered to find out how to properly pronounce the name, I doubt they'll be getting much business from the locals .
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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Just heard a television commercial, advertising a business in Menomonie Falls (Wisconsin). The announcer pronounced it something like "MEN-no-mah-nee". Those of us who live in WI know it's pronounced "M'-NAH-m'-nee". Given that neither the TV station nor the advertiser bothered to find out how to properly pronounce the name, I doubt they'll be getting much business from the locals .
Durnit! I spelled it correctly the first time, then changed it because it didn't look right. Now it's too late to edit. Menomonee. Can't spell it, but at least I can say it properly .
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Beaver County, Pennsylvania and its cities and towns: Beaver, Beaver Falls, South Beaver, New Beaver, and my fave, BIG Beaver. There is also the Beaver River and the Little Beaver Creek.

Nebraska: War Axe, Broken Bow, Red Cloud, Ogallala (sp?), Valentine.

Illinois: Flatville, Foosland, Cornland.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Coxsackie, NY is where the Coxsackie Virus originated. It is a version of the polio virus. Also, the people in the general area, e.g. Ravena, are suffering from some mass mental illness.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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There is a weiner Arkansas LOL
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Well, I didn't read all 12 pages, (I read most!) so I apologize if these have been mentioned--

Bald Knob, AR
Lick Skillet, AL
Zip City, AL
Arab, AL (first A pronounced with a long A)
Moontown, AL
Bell Buckle, TN
Skinem, TN
Carrizozo, NM
Boring, OR
Zigzag, OR
Celilo, OR
Umatilla, OR (and FL!)
Toppenish, WA
Wapato, WA
Wapanish, WA (located between Toppenish and Wapato)
Heck, half the town names in Washington (Klikitat, Kittitas, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Zillah, Yakima, Gleed, Twisp, Walla Walla, Spangle, Usk, many many more.)
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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In Jefferson County, PA, in close proximity to each other are Panic and Desire. (These happen both to be just north of Punxsutawney, home of Phil the groundhog.)
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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I'm going to Humptulips in Washington State this summer.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Erving's Location, NH

Population: 1 (presumably Erving)
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