Thursday, August 24, 2023

Hmm …

… 10 U.S. Place Names NOT Pronounced Like Their Worldly Inspirations.

Some years ago, when I was on assignment in Elko, NV, I quickly learned (and reported) that the local pronunciation of Nevada was Nevaada, not Nevahda, when in Rome …

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:28 PM

    My mother grew up in the El Dorado (El Doraydo) area of Altoona, Pennsylvania. The parish was St. Rose of Lima (Lie-ma). Then there's Buena Vista (Buney Vista), Colorado.

    But does the French "Londres" or the German "Mailand" more nearly approximate what the locals call those cities?