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  1. #1
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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.

    Examples:
    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

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    Charlotte, MI is char-LOT.
    ♥ My Loves ♥
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    I was going to mention Beatrice! I was born there, and until very recently I thought that the girl's name was pronounced bee-AT-ris. There's also:

    Norfolk, NE - NOR-fork.
    Prague, NE - Prayg instead of Prawg
    Cairo, IL - KAY-ro instead of KAI-ro
    anne teresa. 20.
    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

    ladies:
    Eliza Vivian | Lucy Adeline | Eleanor Hazel
    Katherine Margot | Caroline Felicity | Joy Anneliese
    gentlemen:
    Lewis Eliot Gray | James August | Alexander Lincoln
    Ezra Dietrich | Peter Gabriel | Henry Benjamin

  4. #7
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    Miami, Oklahoma- It's my-am-MUH not My-am-ME
    Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 24 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.

    Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Audrey, Emilia Noelle, Lydia Caris, Elodie Katherine, Carys Emily, Victoria Elise

    Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jay, Roman/Rowan Gabriel, Evan Parker, Elliott Jude, Dawson Cole, Jude/Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Nehemiah, Everett Jacob

  5. #9
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    It's Dare-ee-ANNE Connecticut. I'm involved in theatre, and in the musical Mame, theatre companies are always mispronouncing the name in the song....Dare-ee-en. Drives me crazy. Also people say NEW Haven instead of New HAYven.
    And then there's Damariscotta....lol.

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