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Old 07-31-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Gloucester - GLAW-ster
Dante - Daint
Danville - DAN-vull I have always heard 'villes' pronounced 'vull' (rhymes with wool) but that could just be the company I keep
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the middle
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Ok for all you Richmond area residents...Jahnke Rd. I know the locals pronounce it Jank (rhymes with Hank) but that just bugs the dickens out of my family as we are German and from Wisconsin originally and Jahnke is a German name. The correct pronunciation is Yahn kee. My sister was the first to move to the area and my parents and I followed and I remember the first time my dad heard my sister say that word (pronouncing it as the locals do)....he looked at her like she was crazy, lol.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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lol
working at a visitor center I can always tell who isn't a native, Staunton is not Staahton but Stan ton

Buena Vista is locally pronounced wrong. But to the locals its Bu nah Vista and not BwAna vista

Glasgow is Glass go and not Glass gal
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Highest county in the Virginia hills
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"Staunton" is pronounced "Stanton"
I'd say "Stantin" is more correct.

In the South, the number after nine usually sounds like a metal, not like a color or a weight. The last syllable of Staunton is like that.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I just spent a few years living in the UK...it was so much fun learning how to say the place names the way the locals pronounce them, especially since many of the places in New England (where I am originally from) are named after the originals, and most often pronounced very differently!

Thanks for the information
I lived there for a couple years in the 80's. Had a ball with the lingo.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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Don't forget NOO-pert News!
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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here's one that should be obvious...Fairfax. Fair (color of skin) - Fax (the machine) = Fair-Fax. However, I hear Far (as in far away) - Fax = Far-fax!

My home state is Alaska. We have LOTS of problems. Jueanu, the capital city. It's June (month) - no (yes/no) = June-no. I hear all sorts of wild ones.

As for a persons actual name, my best girlfriend in HS was named Jeanne-Helen Faucheux. She's french. Jeanne (as in Jean-Luke Piccard from Star wars), Helen (like Hell-ene), Faucheux (Faux as in fake fur - shay). Jean-Hell-ene Faux-shay. She'd be called Genie-Helen (common pronunciation) Faux-chex.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Don't forget NOO-pert News!
I pronounce it New-port News...I assume that's correct?
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Orlean, VA
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It's FAWK-YEER... I've grown up there... the people that pronounce it Faw-keer are usually from up north.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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Staunton is properly prounounced STANT-un.
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