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Old 10-13-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Cortelyou Road (It's cor-TEL-you, not CORTLE-you)

Nostrand Avenue (NO-strand, not NOS-trand)
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Joralemon - joor(rhymes with door)-all-ah-mawn
Actually I think I pronounce this joor(rhymes with door)-all-ah-men
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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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.
I don't think it's a matter of mispronunciation as much as it is local dialect / accent.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland, IL
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I don't think it's a matter of mispronunciation as much as it is local dialect / accent.
Yeah, it's just the way we talk. Like instead of living room, we say front room. But when we say front room, it sounds like "Frunch room". That's just the way it is here.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Lol good thread.

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Old 10-13-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Actually I think I pronounce this joor(rhymes with door)-all-ah-men
Juh-RAAA-luh-mun.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The part of southern blvd in the bronx that is called Dr. Kazimiroff. I don't know anyone who even knows how to pronounce that name. Most don't even try and just call it southern blvd.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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The part of southern blvd in the bronx that is called Dr. Kazimiroff. I don't know anyone who even knows how to pronounce that name. Most don't even try and just call it southern blvd.
Kaz a meer of
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Metcalf gives me fits.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Harlem
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I've heard about the other pronunciation of Kosciuszko, and have been told that it's the Polish counterpart to the more English pronunciation. I don't know how much truth there is to this.

I used to spend alot of time near Mosholu, on Gun Hill Road, as a kid and always heard it pronounced muh-shoo-luh. So when I heard it pronounced differently for the first time, on the 4 train, I assumed it was the simulated voice attempting to pronounce it exactly the way it's spelled.

Some others that I don't even know the pronunciation for:

Maujer (maw-jurr? mow-jurr? moy-urr?)
Adelphi (I believe it's uh-dell-fee)
Zerega (zurr-ee-guh)

As a kid I couldn't pronounce Euclid to save my life.
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