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Unread 02-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Sew It Seams View Post
I lived in Delta, Utah for a year, and cracked up at "Toole." I now live in Montana, the next county over is "Toole" county, pronounced "Tool." Did I get laughed at the first time I pronounced it the Utah way!

Of course we have Joe "Meagher" Memorial Gym here, pronounced "Mar."

The one that really threw me was the Blackfeet Indian last name "St. Goddard," pronounced "Sankadoor." Apparently many of these names are of French origin???? That's what I've been told.

This all comes from a state whose capitol is "Helena," NOT pronounced Heleena, but Hellina.

Should I mention Pierre, South Dakota, pronounced PEER? lol
Boise, ID, isn't BOY-zee; it's BOY-see.

And as a native North Carolinian, I'm annoyed by people in Michigan mispronouncing Charlotte.
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