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Old 10-25-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Here are a few more counties that are proununced differently in different states:
DeKalb: de-COBB in GA, de-KALB in IL, de-CAB in AL and MO
Wrong, in Atlanta it's pronounced like the one AL and MO (the one in the bold).
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Here are a few more counties that are proununced differently in different states:
Beaufort: BOE-fert in NC, BYOU-fert in SC
Coos: ko-AHSS in NH, rhymes with goose in OR
DeKalb: de-COBB in GA, de-KALB in IL, de-CAB in AL and MO
Steuben: STOO-bin in NY, stoo-BENN in IN.

I made a webpage a long time ago with county pronunciations, at Pronunciation Guide: USA Counties
Very interesting, although I just wanted to point out that Coos County, NH is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable: KO-awss.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Are there any towns or places nbear where you live that outsiders almost always pronounce wrong?

The town I come from, Waupun (Wisconsin) is pronounced as if it rhymes with the friendly inviation "Hop on!". Nobody who is not born and raised there ever learns to get it quite right. It's right between Fond du Lac (neither D is pronounced: "FON' 'a Lac", and Beaver Dam (accented on first syllable only). Along the other X, it's betwen Ripon ("Rippin'") and Horicon (two syllables: HOAR-kin).
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I've also heard "Fon DEW Lac in southern Wisc.


In SC, the town of "Huger" is a give away. It's named after a family of Huguenots, and pronounced "Yewgee".
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Wrong, in Atlanta it's pronounced like the one AL and MO (the one in the bold).
Thanks. My informant might have been confusing it with the adjacent Cobb County. Thanks also for the Coos NH. I was born in Fond DEW Lac, and I can assure you, that such a pronunciation would arouse great laughter there.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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Spokane, WA is frequently mispronounced by people from other parts of the country. While it looks like Spo-cane it's actually pronunced Spo-can.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New Jersey has some fun ones.

Moonachie = MOO-knock-ey
Bogota = buh-GO-duh
Tonnele = TUH-nuh-lee
Newark = Nork
Bernards = BUR-nerds
Passaic = puh-SAY-ick
Kearny = CAR-nee
Metuchen = meh-TOUCH-in
Bayonne = Bay-OWN
Secaucus = SEE-caw-cuss
Trenton = TREH-in
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Is your pronunciation of Trenton just the way locals slur it?

The best local corruption I ever heard was a guy in Newfoundand who started telling me about "Prong-co". I finally figured out that he was talking about Upper Island Cove.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Is your pronunciation of Trenton just the way locals slur it?

The best local corruption I ever heard was a guy in Newfoundand who started telling me about "Prong-co". I finally figured out that he was talking about Upper Island Cove.
Everything on the list is written out as my interpretation of how most people in Northern/Central Jersey generally pronounce them.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Greenfield, Pittsburgh
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Yeah. We have Nevada (Na-Vay-Da) and El Dorado Springs (Dor-AY-do). Next door there is Miami (OK) (Mi-am-UH), and the true locals call Nixa, Missouri, Nixie. Sometimes we go and buy a Sodie to drink in Nixie. LOL

20yrsinBranson (Miss-ur-ahhh)
Ran across this article some time ago: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/news...wFullText=true

But it didn't mention El Dorado Springs, so when I was watching the coverage of last night's tornado warning (yes, in the first week of February) and the meteorologist talked about ice up in El Doraydo Springs, I had to do multiple double-takes before believing what I'd heard.

I had to Google to make sure he wasn't just being wrong himself (it's been known to happen among news reporters ), and this thread popped up.

There are lots of annoying things about living in SW Missouri, but the frustratingly wrong pronunciations of so many local places is high up on the list!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wrong, in Atlanta it's pronounced like the one AL and MO (the one in the bold).
I'm a native of DeKalb County, GA and I've never heard it pronounced de-COBB. It's de-CAB.
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