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January 30th, 2014 08:36 PM #1Senior Member
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Names mispronounced for cities/towns
I don't know if this is just a crazy Midwestern thing, but there are tons of towns around here with person names, but they're mispronounced. It drives me crazy, it has bothered me since I was a little kid. It's like they're just trying to sound as country as possible.
Salina, KS - Suh-LINE-uh instead of Suh-LEEN-uh (It's in Saline County - Say-leen like saltwater - so if they insist on pronouncing it goofy, Say-leen-uh would at least make some sense.)
Paola, KS - Pay-ola instead of Pow-lah
Beatrice, NE - Bee-ATriss instead of BEE-uh-triss
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. These are the ones mentioned regularly in the weather report on the news.
Does this happen other places?Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley
If we have another...
Seamus Arthur/Albert or Brigid Ellen/Helen
January 30th, 2014 08:48 PM #3
January 30th, 2014 09:11 PM #5anne teresa. 19.
bibliophile & anglophile.
"if you'll only call me anne spelled with an e i shall try to reconcile myself to not being called cordelia." -anne of green gables
Katherine, Lucy, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Elanor, Julia, Hazel,
Margaret, Elodie, Anneliese, Marian, Aurelia, Vivian
James, Atticus, Malachi, Ezra, Lewis, Benjamin, Alexander, Matthias,
Gabriel, Finn, Dietrich, Kieran, Henry, Fletcher, Dominic, Lysander
January 30th, 2014 09:19 PM #7
Miami, Oklahoma- It's my-am-MUH not My-am-MENot expecting, just having fun collecting names!
My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.
Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Rachel, Marie Anneliese, Linnea Carys, Maisie Rose, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Lydia ?, Elise Victoria, Evelyn
Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jude, Roman Gabriel, Evan Connor, Quentin Oliver, Dawson Cole, Jude Nathaniel, Rhys Anthony, Ciaran Matthew, Everett Jacob
January 30th, 2014 11:29 PM #9Senior Member
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- Pensacola, Florida