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Old 10-18-2011, 06:45 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Imagine my chagrin when I told my friend (a NYC cop) that his directions sucked monkey's stuff because there "ain't no place called Uticker Ave in Brooklyn".
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Schermerhorn Street


Schenecentady Ave


these always killed me, i dont even think i spelled them correctly
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Schermerhorn Street


Schenecentady Ave


these always killed me, i dont even think i spelled them correctly
The OP says Schermerhorn (skeer-murr-horn), but I pronounce it skeer-ma-horn

Schenectady (skuh-neck-tah-dee)
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: North Eastern U.S.
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Great thread btw. Now I have one; in the Bronx, there's a street 2 blocks west of the intersection of Morris Park ave and White Plains rd that I can't for the life of me pronounce. It's spelled AMETHYST ST.
I butcher it by pronouncing it as (AM-Thist)
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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Schenecentady Ave
I was just about to post this one, I don't attempt to pronounce that. Snediker Ave in ENY is slightly tricky so is MacDonough in Bed-Stuy.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Duryea Avenue in the Bronx.

"Doo-Ree-Ah".
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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im from brooklyn saw some of the names on the thread figured id add in i hate when i hear hipster kids from mid west say **** wrong (i hate hipsters ruining our neighborhoods sorry) how we say it in ny might not be actually how its supose to be like Kosciuszko we say kah zee ah sko but its a polish name so its really something like kah shu sko
names i seen that i know:
Kosciuszko- kah zee ah sko
Schermerhorn- scim a horn
Joralemon- ja rahl a min
Boerum Hil- bore um hill
Utica- you ti ca
Schenectady- sca neck ta dee
MacDonough- mic dun a
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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Kosciuszko: I'd say Kuh - shoos - ko, but it should be Kos - choos - ko
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Kaz a meer of

Pretty close -- it's KAZ-a-meer-off. And I'm certain of this because when I was growing up in the Bronx, Ted Kazimiroff was my family dentist (not to mention a man of diverse talents -- archaeology, botany, Bronx history, natural history, etc.)

By the way, no one has to worry any longer how to pronounce it, because the city changed the street's name back to its original designation of Southern Boulevard last year (although Google Maps still lists it as Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard). There was a very good piece in the NY Times about this change in names -- http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/ny...l?ref=nyregion

Now what I'd really like to know is how to pronounce Fteley Avenue in the Bronx.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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One of my favorites is Classon Ave- most people pronounce it class-en when in reality its pronounced claw-son. Every once in awhile you get a train conductor who knows how its supposed to be pronounced. And I always pronounced it kos-key-you-sko. Which I knew was wrong but I had no clue.
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