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View Poll Results: How do you enunciate it?
FORsyth 4 26.67%
forSYTH 11 73.33%
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Do you say FORsyth? Or forSYTH?

Just curious. Being a transplant to NC, I say FORsyth, but I have heard others say forSYTH. I'm sure there's no right or wrong answer, but I'm wondering if FORsyth sounds strange to a local!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Forsyth = For-SYTH

Sound File - http://ibiblio.org/ngraham/forsyth.mp3

North Carolina Collection-Guide to Pronouncing County Names
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I say FORsyth.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Do you say FORsyth? Or forSYTH?

Just curious. Being a transplant to NC, I say FORsyth, but I have heard others say forSYTH. I'm sure there's no right or wrong answer, but I'm wondering if FORsyth sounds strange to a local!
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Triad native here, I say close to what tasmtairy says. As the link mm34b provided states the correct pronunciation is for-SYTH. I lived in Forsyth county and we always politely corrected people when the mispronounced it. It doesn't sound odd per say because I know that's how other places pronounce it.

A friend of mine once told me a story about her cheerleading team going to camp in Raleigh. All of the staff members kept saying FOR-syth and each time the team would correct them. On the final day they said for-SYTH, all the girls cheered and the entire camp laughed.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I have found myself using both, but most of the time, for-SYTH.
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