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Old 10-13-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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This reminds me how someone totally cracked up when I mispronounced "MamaROneck."
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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There's a Vietor Ave here in Queens that I am never sure how to pronounce.

Maybe Vee-AY-ter ?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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15-20 years ago I would regularly take the Moshulu van service. The phone dispatcher would answer the phone with a big "Ma-shoo-LOOOO" which always cracked me up.

And how do people say Boerum Hill?
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Juh-RAAA-luh-mun.
Now I'm think I pronounce it Jer(rhymes with burr)-all-ah-men. I'm having trouble figuring out how I pronounce it when I'm not consciously thinking about it!
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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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.
If you were going for accuracy, you'd say kos-CHOO-sko. But in the real world, if you don't say
kos-ki-OS-ko, nobody will have any idea what you're talking about.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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If you were going for accuracy, you'd say kos-CHOO-sko. But in the real world, if you don't say
kos-ki-OS-ko, nobody will have any idea what you're talking about.
I've never heard anyone say it like kos-ki-os-ko until this board!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I've never heard anyone say it like kos-ki-os-ko until this board!
People originally from Bed-Stuy say it like that.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I've never heard anyone say it like kos-ki-os-ko until this board!
It's easy to pronounce if you just call it the Mustard Bridge.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I'm still trying to figure out why NYers call it "Utiker" (yu-tic-kur) when it is spelled Utica.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I'm still trying to figure out why NYers call it "Utiker" (yu-tic-kur) when it is spelled Utica.
See, and I always believed that was a Long Island thing; if you remember the Billy Joel song, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," he sings about Brender and Eddie. Go figure!
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