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Old 10-12-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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The city of Rockingham is not in Rockingham county. If someone else caught this, never mind.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I always cringed when I heard them say "Luh-JERN", but now I know why. Very interesting!
Same here...the former French student in me cringed, but I'll work on changing my pronunciation.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Same here...the former French student in me cringed, but I'll work on changing my pronunciation.
But if I change, people will assume I am not from around here. Oh well! ha
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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But if I change, people will assume I am not from around here. Oh well! ha
And/or they'll assume you don't know how to pronounce the French word for "young." lol
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Also like to add that the town of Wilson's Mill is not located in Wilson County, it is located in Johnston County, however Johnston County and Wilson County border each other.

I like to also add that the Wright Brothers National Memorial is nowhere near the town of Wrightsville Beach. The memorial is at Kill Devil Hills in Dare County while the town of Wrightsville Beach is in New Hanover County. They're 230 miles away from each other.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Another one for you all... even many in NC get this one wrong...

Bertie County isn't pronounced "berdie" as if you just saw a cute little bird flying. It's pronounced "bert-tee" (or Burt-tee). With a hard "t".
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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So is the dividing line between Ville and vul the Va/Nc border?

I say and hear Martinsville and Danville not Martinsvul and Danvul

When I lived up North we had thousands of Villes but no Vuls.

Natives routinely say "Louavul, Kentucky" and "Farmvul, Virginia"
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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And as a general rule, for any place in NC ending in "-ville", it's pronounced "-vul".

Green-vul, Ashe-vul, States-vul, etc. Oddly, the more syllables in the word, the less likely this is (e.g. Faye-ett-ville as stated by someone above, or "Hen-der-son-vill"). I personally say either one for Fayetteville; Fed-vul to a Southerner and Fay-ett-ville to a Northerner, without noticing.

Also, New Bern has the accent on the "NEW", not on the "BERN", making it unlike almost any other "New ____" place (New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, New London, etc). It's "NEW bern"
Fayetteville--it always sounded like Fate-vul to me.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's really weird, but if someone gives me the name of a town in NC that I've never heard of, I can tell whether it's in eastern, central, or western NC. Most of the "villes" seem to be in eastern NC and most of the "tons" seem to be in central or western NC. Weird...
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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That isnt a good way to tell what city is in I can think of plenty of towns that are no where near Eastern Nc like Thomasville, Statesville, Cherryville, Mocksville, Huntersville, Kernersville, Asheville, Hendersonville

Eastern NC towns end in tons Willamston, Washington, Lumberton.

So using ville or ton to figure what region is a useless method as most of these towns was named from either prominent family name when the town was discovered or political or scholar figure.

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