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Old 03-20-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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Fauquier County? My husband keeps "struggling" with it and I told him I knew where to ask...thanks!
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Dunedin, FL
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The newscasters say FOCK-ee-yer.

The second syllable is kind of rushed over, to the point where it could also sound like FOCK-yer.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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I was close...I told him it was probably something like FOKKER and he kept trying to sound French or something!

Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Fauquier County? My husband keeps "struggling" with it and I told him I knew where to ask...thanks!
FAWK-YEAR

I would also like to mention to outsiders that Norfolk is not pronounced "Nor-folk"

its "Naw- f_uk"

And "Staunton" is pronounced "Stanton"

And Powhatan county is : pow-ha-tan

Hope this helps !
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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I've always pronounced it a bit differently, like "FAW-keer". Not sure if that's right but it's how I've always said. I think if I hadn't been born and raised in the area and had just seen it in writing, I'd assume it was pronounced "Fow-kee-AIR".
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I heard one person pronounce it Faw- q_ueer

LOL.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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I've always pronounced it a bit differently, like "FAW-keer". Not sure if that's right but it's how I've always said.
This is correct, based on the years I lived there and the way the locals pronounce it. If I was splitting hairs I might say, "FAWL - keer." Some of the old-timers speaking unadulterated Southern will drawl that second syllable out, e.g., "FAWL-keeyah."

Don't forget, Buchanan County is "Buck-cannon" and Botetourt County is "Bot-a-tot." So much for the B's, anyone want to tackle the C's?
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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balcony falls is pronounced b-Al-coney falls
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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It bugs me on the weather channel when they say "pow-hatun county. Its pow-ha-tan. And its not "po-white" parkway, its "pow-hite". Comes from the Indians around the area.

One person kept saying "loodon" county for Loudoun county. Its "Low (as in cow)-dun".
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:43 AM
 
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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
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