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Old 03-23-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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Hey, y'all. You forgot good ole Buena Vista (Byoon - a - vista).
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hey ya'll, don't forget the Potomac River!

"Poe- TOE- mikk."

When I first got here, I would call it the POe-doe-Mack. !!
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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And Luray Caverns gets "Loo-Ray" Caverns

Not "Ler-ay" Caverns.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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And Luray Caverns gets "Loo-Ray" Caverns

Not "Ler-ay" Caverns.
But they say "Ler-ay" in the commercials for it?
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Then they are wrong.

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

Natives of the area say Loo-Ray.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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Default yet more words

Kecoughton is pronounced....kick-a- tan..... lol

and

Wicomico is.....why COM a co
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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Default How to pronounce Fauquier...

I live in Staunton (Stanton), and I have always heard the name pronounced faw kee ur; however, Buchanan is pronounced Buck an un - so what do I know - except that the Shenandoah Valley is beyond beautiful!!
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Crimora - kri-mor-a ;however, the locals pronounce it k'mora - sliding thru the ora -k'mor - sort of. In Iowa Monticello is not pronounced with the "chello"; however, here in VA - that is how Thomas Jefferson pronounced it, and if it is good enough for Thomas, who are we to argue. Oh yes, both IA & VA mispronounce Buena Vista - Byoo na Vistuh - or a reasonable proximily (sp?) there of.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Actually Thomas Jefferson got very mad that people who came here pronounced his home Monti...cello, not chello.
I had lunch one day in the old Michie Tavern and overhead tourists from Monti..cello, New York refer to his home incorrectly, I told them the correct
pronunciation.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The occupied Southland
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Ever been to Opequon? O-peck-un, As in "Opequon I reckon."

Took me a while to learn Mattaponi, as the combination of the Matta, Po, and Ni rivers.(Mattuh-poe-nigh)
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