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Old 05-09-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Actually the spider thing is a bit more rational
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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fy10fyr: Yeah, actually it is! Wanted to rate you positively for that but they wouldn't allow me! Apparently, I've rated you positively before (must have been for my Wild Waves thread) and they want me to 'spread some good reputation around' before I can rate you positively again.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: oklahoma
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lol, funny...im from oregon/washington, i have been in oklahoma for 13 yrs, and do you know how nutts i get when someone pronounces a name wrong from up there....lol i just thought i'd add a little sympathy to your subject....lol...i miss the trees and ocean breeze...we have flat land and something they call a mountain, i call a hill....lol
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Southside Corpus Christi
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I *like* the difficulty of Puyallup, Issaquah, Sequim, Snohomish, etc. The fact that I've known how to pronounce them my whole life without even thinking means I'm one of the tribe*....not just exiting I-5 from California : )

I wish I could find one of those bumper stickers people used to have years ago that said Native Washingtonian--I'm proud of my Puget Sound roots and get very homesick for my wet and foresty home, living where I do on sunny Guam!

*I don't mean literally a Native tribe--I mean the tribe of Puget Sounders. We're special people ; )
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Now Sequim...THAT town's name sounds more icky than Puyallup...reminds me of some sort of gross slimy thing that an invertibrate sea creature leaves behind.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:53 AM
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Default Great Thread

OK, I'll go on record as finding this one of the more silly and amusing threads I've seen in a long time. As for substance, while I understand the concept of not moving somewhere because of the name, I've never found the name Puyallup offensive. In fact, I've alway rather enjoyed watching/listening to a non-local try to pronounce it. In a kinda harmless fun sorta way.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: PNW native currently residing in the SoCal high desert
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Maybe it was the region I grew up in, but always pronounced it puhy-al-up (the u is short like in cup). Though I did hear pew-al-up as well, but always said it the first way because it "sounded better."

I don't remember ever hearing of Issaquah, how is that one pronounced? I look at it and see iss-ahk-wha, but someone said that is incorrect.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I don't remember ever hearing of Issaquah, how is that one pronounced? I look at it and see iss-ahk-wha, but someone said that is incorrect.
I've always pronounced it Iz-ah-qu-ah
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Southside Corpus Christi
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ISS-uh-kwah (accent on the first syllable)
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Yep, the whole place is like that here. If you grew up with it in your ear, it just sounds normal, you don't even think twice about the sound, it's trying to remember how to spell them thats tricky.
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