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Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:57 am

I here it on the news as well as by those in the aviation industry .... Places that are not pronounced correctly. (by correct, I mean the way the locals like it pronounced).

Examples

1. Bangor, ME. Most non locals say “BangER” (as in with “bang her”). But it it locally pronounced “Bang Or”

2, Oregon. Locals says “Or-e-gin.” Others say, “Or-e-gon.”
3. Prescott, AZ. Locals say, “Prescit, as in biscuit.” Others say “Pres-Scott.”
4. Worcester, MA. Pronounced, “Wist-er.” People often say “War-ster” or even “worechester,”

The are some others?
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:03 am

Well, in case of your no. 3, I'd say the locals are darn wrong... As for no. 4, I'd pronounce it "Wooster". I remember that's the way the English city of the same name is pronounced.
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:28 am

Nevada locals insist on mispronouncing the name of their state as "neh VEH dah" instead of "neh VAH dah".
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:39 am

Local native names. I do not know how to pronounce names in New England. It really grinds my gears when people say "Ahr-gahwn" or "will-uh-MET" or "yuh-KEE-muh" or "poo-YAL-up" but they are usually from out of state.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:04 am

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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am

zrs70 wrote:
I here it on the news as well as by those in the aviation industry .... Places that are not pronounced correctly. (by correct, I mean the way the locals like it pronounced).

Examples

1. Bangor, ME. Most non locals say “BangER” (as in with “bang her”). But it it locally pronounced “Bang Or”

2, Oregon. Locals says “Or-e-gin.” Others say, “Or-e-gon.”
3. Prescott, AZ. Locals say, “Prescit, as in biscuit.” Others say “Pres-Scott.”
4. Worcester, MA. Pronounced, “Wist-er.” People often say “War-ster” or even “worechester,”

The are some others?


Bangor is "ban gore," not "bang or"

Worcester is "Wooster" (with the "oo" pronounced like in "book"), not "Wister."

(I grew up in New England, see.)

In Minnesota, Edina's second syllable is pronounced like "dye" not "dee."
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:21 am

Everyone pronounces San Diego and San Jose correctly, so the Californian mind still boggles that some Angelenos insist on pronouncing San Pedro 'San Pee-dro'.

On the other end of the Pacific, there are some persistent mispronunciations amongst visitors to Japan. Hiroshima is still pronounced by some as 'Hir-ah-shee-ma' when proper Japanese is 'Hi-roh-shih-ma', and Nagoya is often mispronounced as 'Na-GOY-ah' when in Japanese it's 'Nah-go-ya'. It's dying out but some still refer to Kyoto as 'Kee-oh-to' instead of 'Kyoh-toh'.
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:09 am

This happens all the time. if you're not familiar with the pronunciation you're going to pronounce it as you read it. Unless you're from a particular place it can sound pretentious to use the local pronunciation: nobody in the English-speaking world would call the capital of France "Paree", or the capital of Germany "Berleen", so why do some people call the capital of Hungary "Budapesht"? Yet the accepted English pronunciation of the Spanish city of Marbella is "Marbeya" and the French city of Nice is "Neece". It's a minefield.
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:41 am

Can't believe the thread has been up this long without me explaining that Concord is pronounced "CONG-kerd" and NOT...

I say again NOT

"CON-chord."

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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:58 am

I used to live in Lafayette County, MS and even though it's named after the Marquis de Lafayette everyone pronounces it luh-fay-it
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:11 pm

Köln and Firenze.
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:18 pm

Iran should be pronounce 'e-run', not 'eye-ran'. Iraq should be pronounce 'e-ruck', not 'eye-rack'.
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:50 pm

Airstud wrote:
Can't believe the thread has been up this long without me explaining that Concord is pronounced "CONG-kerd" and NOT...

I say again NOT

"CON-chord."

:hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

:banghead:


Please don’t visit CON-chord, North Carolina. I’m from New England and pronounce both the local way, which is how it should always be-blend in and be open.
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:41 pm

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Köln and Firenze.


That's not mispronunciation. Cologne and Florence would be English versions of German and Italian city names. And there is a ton of those in different languages. For example, Venezia is Venice, Wenecja, Benatky, Velence. I mean these are the versions I know. Can you guess the languages?
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:43 pm

How is Frankfort, KY pronounced by the locals?
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:54 pm

Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Wilkes is pretty easy to figure out, but so many people screw up the Barre part. It's pronounced "berry." Not "bar" or "bear" or "barry." It's a person's name, so there's really not a second way of pronouncing this.
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:48 pm

zrs70 wrote:
I here it on the news as well as by those in the aviation industry .... Places that are not pronounced correctly. (by correct, I mean the way the locals like it pronounced).

Examples

1. Bangor, ME. Most non locals say “BangER” (as in with “bang her”). But it it locally pronounced “Bang Or”

2, Oregon. Locals says “Or-e-gin.” Others say, “Or-e-gon.”
3. Prescott, AZ. Locals say, “Prescit, as in biscuit.” Others say “Pres-Scott.”
4. Worcester, MA. Pronounced, “Wist-er.” People often say “War-ster” or even “worechester,”

The are some others?


1. "Bang-gor"
2. "Oh-reh-gone"
3. "Press-cot".
4. "Wooster"
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:59 pm

A pet peeve of mine is when people confuse a certain country in the northern part of South America with an over-rated university in NYC. More often than not they just mis-spell either one, or both, but certain people just take it one notch further and decide to grind my gears by also mispronouncing it.
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 pm

NC and SC have a battle over Beaufort. In NC it is pronounced BOH-fert. in SC it is pronounced BYOO[-fert.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:33 pm

WildcatYXU wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Köln and Firenze.


That's not mispronunciation. Cologne and Florence would be English versions of German and Italian city names.


Still incorrect.
 
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:48 pm

New Yorkers are notorious for saying HOUSE-ton.

And my suburb of Houston is called Humble, the plot twist is the H is silent so it's pronounced Umble.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:24 pm

23 posts and no Louisville?
It also seems Helena is problematic for some as there is a split of 'Hell a Nah' and 'Hah Lean Ah'.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm

São Paulo. That should sound like "Sawn Paulo", not "Say-O Paulo".

And I hardly ever hear Namibia pronounced correctly; "Nambia" anyone?
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:22 pm

there's lots of towns here in Washington with indigenous tribe names and words from their languages. People mangle them all the time. Just a couple examples
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:30 pm

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NC and SC have a battle over Beaufort. In NC it is pronounced BOH-fert. in SC it is pronounced BYOO[-fert.


I would pronounce Beaufort as if it were a French town.
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:33 pm

Basically everything in St. Louis and New Orleans is pronounced differently by the locals than the way the French tourists and exchange/college students say it

Dubuque Iowa (yes, the ski town) is an interesting one. The way it is pronounced is exactly how it is spelled, and it rhymes with puke, but non-Iowans (most the STLers) assume it is from another language or is more complicated than a basic spelling and say "Debyoik"
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 pm

The airport I tend to pronounce incorrectly is KUL. I always say "KOALA LUMPUR" in stead of Kuala Lumpur. :D
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:05 pm

Puerto Rico pronounced as Porto Rico when it's pooER-toe REEK-oh.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:10 pm

stl07 wrote:
Basically everything in St. Louis and New Orleans is pronounced differently by the locals than the way the French tourists and exchange/college students say it



Gravois is one I love to say like the french would. I recently learned that Florrisant was supposed to be Fleurissant.
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:18 am

TWA772LR wrote:
New Yorkers are notorious for saying HOUSE-ton.

And my suburb of Houston is called Humble, the plot twist is the H is silent so it's pronounced Umble.



They say that because of ‘House-ton’ Street, named for William Houstoun. Houston, named for Sam Houston, is pronounced differently. Both NYers and Houstonians are correct.
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:33 am

Aaron747 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
New Yorkers are notorious for saying HOUSE-ton.

And my suburb of Houston is called Humble, the plot twist is the H is silent so it's pronounced Umble.



They say that because of ‘House-ton’ Street, named for William Houstoun. Houston, named for Sam Houston, is pronounced differently. Both NYers and Houstonians are correct.

Nah, they're wrong. ;)
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 am

Dahlonega, Georgia is very often pronounced with the same emphasis and accent as Talladega.

Houston County, Georgia. Pronounced like the street in New York, not the city in Texas.

Vienna, Georgia — pronounces VY-enna. Not like Vienna, Austria.

Dacula, Georgia — often incorrectly pronounced like “Dracula,” but is correctly pronounced Duh-CUE-luh. A town where I went to school and church with my family and watched before my eyes transform from a small country town to an obnoxious cookie cutter suburb.

Suwannee, Georgia. Nowadays pronounced “Swa-nee.” I grew up only a few miles from there. When I was a kid it was “Su-wa-nee.” That changed when the suburbs found the area. See above.

DeKalb County, Georgia. The “L” is not pronounced — “de-cab,” or someone with a very thick accent may say “dee-cab.”

In the Chicago area there is DeKalb, where the “L” is pronounced. Still sounds strange to me after living first in the Atlanta area and being born in DeKalb County (see above).

Des Plaines, Illinois pronounces the “s,” unlike Des Moines, Iowa.

Kankakee, Illinois. Can only be properly said with a strong Midwestern accent. Interestingly, it’s also about the area that the Chicago accent dies out.

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Snohomish, Washington.

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:56 am

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is Mel-bn, not Mel-born

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is Bris-bn not Bris-bain
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 am

Vidalia, Georgia, home of the Onion Festival- The first "i" is pronounced hard, like "eye".
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 am

Can't beat Poland for this.... lol

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:37 am

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Can't beat Poland for this.... lol


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Redd wrote:
Can't beat Poland for this.... lol


I'll see your Polish and raise you a Welsh-

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 am

Airstud wrote:
TSS wrote:
Redd wrote:
Can't beat Poland for this.... lol


I'll see your Polish and raise you a Welsh-

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And I'll trump both of youse with a Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu


It’s easier to pronounce if you break it down.

Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-Tamatea-haumai-tawhiti-ure-haea-turi-pukaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu.

It translate to "The hill of the flute playing by Tamatea – who was blown hither from afar, had a slit penis, grazed his knees climbing mountains, fell on the earth, and encircled the land – to his beloved one".
 
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TSS wrote:
Redd wrote:
Can't beat Poland for this.... lol


I'll see your Polish and raise you a Welsh-

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I think you've one up'd me there...
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:15 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Airstud wrote:
TSS wrote:

I'll see your Polish and raise you a Welsh-

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And I'll trump both of youse with a Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu


It’s easier to pronounce if you break it down.

Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-Tamatea-haumai-tawhiti-ure-haea-turi-pukaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu.

It translate to "The hill of the flute playing by Tamatea – who was blown hither from afar, had a slit penis, grazed his knees climbing mountains, fell on the earth, and encircled the land – to his beloved one".


Ouch. That sounds painful...
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:10 am

Redd wrote:
Can't beat Poland for this.... lol


It would seem that the Polish have the most use for the letter "z".
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:29 am

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Reminds me of an episode of MASH where Caribbean was the password.

Klinger: What's the password?

Burns: Ah, Cah-rib-e-un

Klinger: I thought it was Care-a-be-un?!
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:01 am

How in the hell does one get "Wooster" out of Worcester? I had assumed it was pronounced war-kester.
 
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How in the hell does one get "Wooster" out of Worcester? I had assumed it was pronounced war-kester.
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:22 am

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How in the hell does one get "Wooster" out of Worcester? I had assumed it was pronounced war-kester.


Ask the locals....

As nice as the English language is, pronunciation consistency is not its strength. Just because the is a certain order of letters that you know from another word it doesn't mean that you can pronounce it the same way: though / tough / thought / through is the best example.

No wonder placenames are consistently mispronounced. Even more so when the word origins from first nation languages.
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 am

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Snohomish, Washington.

Sequim, Washington.


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Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:20 am

I still do not know how the city Tucson has to be pronounced.
I was there and pronounced Tukson. Pronouncing "the hard C".
Someone said Tuson, someone Tuison, someone pronounced like me...
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Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm

Birmingham, AL: BirmingHAM
Birmingham, UK: Birmingum

When you've finished discussing Worcester, you can move on to Gloucester. :shock:
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