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Old 02-03-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Rapelye Street - Brooklyn
Sutphin Blvd - Queens
Exeter Street - Staten Island
DuBois Ave - Staten Island
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Rapelye Street - Brooklyn
Sutphin Blvd - Queens
Exeter Street - Staten Island
DuBois Ave - Staten Island
You say it like this - Supt-in
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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You say it like this - Supt-in
Its funny you say it like that, I used to work on Sutphin Blvd back in the early 90's, my boss always said it like you, Supt-in, I said it like Sut-Fn........guess I was wrong.....
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Some Airport Transit Zone
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DuBois Ave - Staten Island
It would be Doo-boo-ah (or Due-boo-ah) in french.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Concourse
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Mosholu Parkway, Rochambeau Ave, both in Norwood, Bronx.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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Roosevelt in Chicago was named after the same Roosevelt as the one here is named after. That Roosevelt family (the US presidential family) pronounced its name "ROSE a velt" so I'm not sure why people are saying it differently than the way it started out. Maybe so many people start saying it wrong that it becomes common practice. In NY post people say it right, so it hasn't morphed into any alternate pronunciation.
FRD and Eleanor really only used two syllables when they pronounced it. It was more like Rose-velt. From a 1958 print interview with Eleanor:

Q. Is it true that your branch and your husband’s branch of the family pronounce the name Roosevelt differently? Do you prefer Rose-velt or Rōōse-velt?

A. I have never heard it pronounced in either my husband’s family or in my family in any way but “Rose-velt.”
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, NY
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I never thought that Netherland Avenue would be a hard one, but I've seen that misspelled now several times as "Netherlands Avenue".
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:18 AM
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I've heard all sorts of mangled versions of Guernsey street in Greenpoint. Goo-er-sany was the best.

Jersey and Guernsey are islands right next to each other in the English channel. The latter is pronounced Gurnzee.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:19 AM
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It would be Doo-boo-ah (or Due-boo-ah) in french.

Du-bwa in French. Two syllables, not three.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The series THE ROOSEVELTS is driving me nuts with Peter Coyote endlessly pronouncing the names of Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt the same. Teddy's name was ROOZ-uh-velt (from the Dutch.)
Franklin's name was ROSE-uh-velt (trying to sound UN-Dutch.)
Eleanor went from the first to the second.

They did the same on JEOPARDY once with the answer in Presidents category being FDR and the contestant said ROSE-uh-velt and Alex said, be more specific. He WAS specific when he pronounced it the way he did. There was only ONE president ROSE-uh-velt. Of course if it was a written quiz, Trebec would have been right in asking for the clarification.

<I have never heard FDR's surname pronounced as two syllables.>
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