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Old 08-01-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Now ask me how you say Buchanan, lol.

(Buchanan, VA a little above Roanoke)
ha, yes, this threw me off when we moved here, same as botetourt!

i say appa-latch
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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We have a Buena Vista here too.

We pronounce it Bune'-na Vis'-ta.

How do they say it there ?
i am originally from ca and we have a buena vista there too. we say 'bwane-a vista' and so i was thrown by boona vista
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Most of the broadcasters are actually from anywhere around the country, but tend to lose their accents in school, as they are "frowned" upon in the industry, but some will still retain a little of them. The out-of-towners also have to learn how to pronounce the different places in the area. They learn pretty quick too, as they it seems like they don't want to "go against the grain" to the local public.

So far no one has touched "Fries", VA.

How would y'all pronounce it ?
i've seen fries but haven't heard anyone pronounce it but i would personally pronounce it like fry's as in french fries but i'm guessing that is wrong...freeze maybe?
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
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Before coming here I would be inclined to say Bew-CAN-non ("bew" as in "view") but I think I hear it more like Buck-cannon here (not sure of the accent)
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You are correct. It is pronounced BUCK-cannon.

Even the TV Reporters pronounce it that way and it they are from out of the area, the seem to learn pretty quick, lol.

We could go on and on, lol.

Anyone for Pulaski ?

Scotland calling.it is pronounced bew-chanan.Surname of Scottish origin.We will be in the lexington area in six weeks time on holiday so will teach the locals to say it with a Scottish burr
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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i've seen fries but haven't heard anyone pronounce it but i would personally pronounce it like fry's as in french fries but i'm guessing that is wrong...freeze maybe?
Been a while since I've been back here, but yes, it is pronounced "Freeze".
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Appalachia, put a latch on it.

Every region has idiosyncratic ways of pronouncing certain place names. The ones around here still sound silly to me after nearly a decade (Byooona Vista, Buck-ann-in, Botty-tot) but the ones in MD that sound normal to me because I grew up there would sound silly to y'all (Boo-ee, Mt. Rain-yer, Rowe ["ow!"] Blvd., Weemsport).
Without those regional differences how would we know who are the natives and the visitors
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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Without those regional differences how would we know who are the natives and the visitors
I may have mentioned this already somewhere, but it is rumored that Staunton got it's pronunciation (or spelling) from back in the Civil War days. The locals pronounced it "Stanton" like it is pronounced today, but when someone called it "Staunton" they knew they were not from the area and possibly Yankees.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I know this thread is old, but it is so very much App-a-LATCH-un. No other pronunciation is acceptable in VA or NC or TN or KY. Ask the profs and students at App-a-LATCH-un State U in Boone NC.

Wytheville = Withvull

My aunt was a Buchanan (Buck-hannon) before she married my uncle.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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The one I keep trying is

Botetourt...... Bot-e- tot???
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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The one I keep trying is

Botetourt...... Bot-e- tot???
Pretty good.

Said quickly it's Bot'-a-tot.
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