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Old 10-20-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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The street that is located in the Financial District, spelled V-e-s-e-y, how is that pronounced? There are two major schools of thought, but I am not going to share them, because I don't want to influence the debate. I just know that people look at me funny by the way I say it, and I am pretty sure I am saying it correctly, because I looked it up. Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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The guy who it was named after might have had an opinion. Me, I pronounce it "Vesey" :-)
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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LoMa? Really????

Anyone, overlooking that, I pronounce it vee-zee.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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LoMa? Really????

Anyone, overlooking that, I pronounce it vee-zee.
LoMa's not cool? Lol, my bad. Thought I was coining my own word, like Shakespeare. I pronounce it like you though, people think I am saying it wrong.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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I used to work there. I always heard people pronounce it Vee-see.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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How To Pronounce This LoMa Street?

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Vesey rhymes with easy.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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"LoMa"? Caring about how a certain street name is pronounced?

You must be a transplant?
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Vez' zie to rhyme with Desi (as in Arnez)
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:30 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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LoMa? Really????

Anyone, overlooking that, I pronounce it vee-zee.
I think it's supposed to be "Vessey". I can't remember exactly how I know that, but I used to say "Vee-zee" and then found out that was wrong. Maybe my memory will return and I'll be able to tell you why, lol.

It's named for William Vesey, the first rector of Trinity Church. That I do remember!
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