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Old 04-14-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Minnesota:
Shakopee
Sleepy Eye
Black Duck
Now Then
Starbuck
Embarass

Virginia
Bumpass

Florida
Crackertown

Wyoming
Frog Suck

Texas
Ding Dong

New Jersey
Double Trouble
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Summerduck, Va
Pasapatansy, Va.
Toadsuck, Arkansas
Kokomo, Indiana
Cucamonga, Ca.
Big Stone Gap, Va.
Plasterco, Va.
Osewegeo, NY
Ashtabula, Oh
some old western towns-Purgatory, Medicine Bend, Tombstone
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Don't forget:
Podunk, Michigan which is just down the road from Butman, MI

Big Beaver, MI
Colon, MI
k a w k a w l i n, MI. (have no idea what word the PC filter thinks I am trying to type here, but it stars out half the name)
Keewahdin, MI.
Shiawasseetown, MI
Topinabee, MI (which is one of my favorites, kind of rolls off your tongue)
Wic-a-te-wah, MI (about 30 miles up the road from my little town)
Wequetonsing, MI which is next door to Menonaqua Beach, MI which itself is just a little ways from Ponshewaing, MI

but my favorite for the State of Michigan to hear others try to pronounce (and butcher usually) would have to be a tie between Mackinac Island and Bois Blanc Island.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Don't forget:
Podunk, Michigan which is just down the road from Butman, MI

Big Beaver, MI
Colon, MI
k a w k a w l i n, MI. (have no idea what word the PC filter thinks I am trying to type here, but it stars out half the name)
Keewahdin, MI.
Shiawasseetown, MI
Topinabee, MI (which is one of my favorites, kind of rolls off your tongue)
Wic-a-te-wah, MI (about 30 miles up the road from my little town)
Wequetonsing, MI which is next door to Menonaqua Beach, MI which itself is just a little ways from Ponshewaing, MI

but my favorite for the State of Michigan to hear others try to pronounce (and butcher usually) would have to be a tie between Mackinac Island and Bois Blanc Island.
Also:
Sebewaing, MI
Covert, MI
Watervliet, MI
Breedsville, MI
Gobles, MI
Romeo, MI
Welcome Corner, MI
Hickory Corners, MI
Borculo, MI
Texas Twp., MI
Alaska Twp., MI
Ionia, MI (pronounced I own ya)
Mesick, MI
Ishpeming, MI
Dafter, MI
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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but my favorite for the State of Michigan to hear others try to pronounce (and butcher usually) would have to be a tie between Mackinac Island and Bois Blanc Island.
In case you're wondering: it's MACK-in-aw and BAHB-low. Yeah, we pronounce things differently up here!
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Shoreline, WA
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It's not officially a city but my favorite is Zzyzx, CA. Every time I've driven through it on the way to/from Nevada I've been like What the heck?!
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:34 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by Bydand View Post
Don't forget:
Podunk, Michigan which is just down the road from Butman, MI

Big Beaver, MI
Colon, MI
k a w k a w l i n, MI. (have no idea what word the PC filter thinks I am trying to type here, but it stars out half the name)
Keewahdin, MI.
Shiawasseetown, MI
Topinabee, MI (which is one of my favorites, kind of rolls off your tongue)
Wic-a-te-wah, MI (about 30 miles up the road from my little town)
Wequetonsing, MI which is next door to Menonaqua Beach, MI which itself is just a little ways from Ponshewaing, MI

but my favorite for the State of Michigan to hear others try to pronounce (and butcher usually) would have to be a tie between Mackinac Island and Bois Blanc Island.
All the Beavers of Pennsylvania:

Beaver County
Beaver
Beaver Falls
Big Beaver
South Beaver (Twp)
New Beaver (also a Twp I think)
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