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Old 10-11-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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I never forget when I asked a cab to take me to Hoe & Home in the Bronx he sped off and nearly hit me...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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Houston street. Not the name but the way it's pronounce in New York.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Avenue of the Americas.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Avenue of the Americas.
I use to pronounce it as "Avenue of the Americans" when I was young.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NY
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As long as we're in The Bronx, we shouldn't leave out Fteley Avenue. (It was originally supposed to be Ft. Eley, but someone mashed the two words together on the signage, and it's been Fteley ever since!)
Not to be a nudge, but that's an old myth - it was named for Alphonsus Fteley, chief engineer for the NYC Aqueduct Commission from 1887-1895 (learned this from Only in NY - lots of interesting info).
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Creamer Street - Red Hook, Brooklyn
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Fingerboard rd in Staten island.

Hoe ave in the Bronx.

Dooley street in My home of Brooklyn
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Houston street. Not the name but the way it's pronounce in New York.
Why does something spelled beginning with H -O- U- S ( like in House ,where the e is silent) sound weird to you the way it is pronounced here ?

To me it sounds weird that Sam Houston and the City of Houston pronounce it like hewston.

If you were looking for a place to live,would you say you were looking for housing or would you say you were looking for hewzing ? Is it the housing market or the hewzing market ?

Really,when you think of it,the local pronunciation makes more sense.

It's too bad that the City of Houston is stuck with the mispronunciation of it's name because Sam Houston's family didn't know how to pronounce their own name.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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I never forget when I asked a cab to take me to Hoe & Home in the Bronx he sped off and nearly hit me...
As soon as you send Bronx, he said **** this
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Houston street. Not the name but the way it's pronounce in New York.
You might be interested to know that the street in New York pre-dates the city in Texas. It's the Texans who say it funny!
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