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Here in Iowa they screw up maquoketa, iowa and Okoboji, on a regular basis, its fun , it makes me smile.

In southern Arizona , there is Fort Huachuca.

the new broadcasters that move to Washington state used to mis pronounce Chehalis.





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There's a county in Northern Virginia named Fauquier County. I convinced my first wife that it had a slightly different pronunciation than it really has. Everyone except her was amused.

(I also convinced her that the river that runs through Fredericksburg, VA is the 'Fred', not the 'Rappahannock'.)



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We have Kissimmee, which is located right off Lake Tohopekaliga so getyasomeofthat...



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Kearney, Madrid, and Beatrice in Nebraska

Dubois and Rawlins here in Wyoming

There are a few on the Big Res in Arizona and there's an old joke about Ajo


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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
There's a county in Northern Virginia named Fauquier County. I convinced my first wife that it had a slightly different pronunciation than it really has. Everyone except her was amused.

(I also convinced her that the river that runs through Fredericksburg, VA is the 'Fred', not the 'Rappahannock'.)


Good stuff. My little brother was born at the Fauquier Hospital...I still call him a "Queer" baby Wink


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there is Fort Huachuca.
I remember that from Scent of a Woman (1992), where it earned an IMDB goof (Errors in geography). I don't know if Pacino pronounced it correctly though.
 
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Fuquay-Varina. Actually, and literally, two separate villages, Fuquay and Varina, separated by railroad tracks.


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Bexar county here in Texas is pronounced "Bear". Silent "x". Manchaca in Austin is pronounced Man-check, to all Hispanics chagrin. Burnett is Burn-it.

You know, real 'against common sense' pronunciations.

If this is part of some shtick, I apologize for my ignorance.
 
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They all need to take lessons from this guy.



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I live just outside the Fauquier County line


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Manassas, Va....famous only becaus a lot of people died here in 1861 and 1862



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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
There's a county in Northern Virginia named Fauquier County. I convinced my first wife that it had a slightly different pronunciation than it really has. Everyone except her was amused.

(I also convinced her that the river that runs through Fredericksburg, VA is the 'Fred', not the 'Rappahannock'.)


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Bexar county here in Texas is pronounced "Bear". Silent "x".

So do the locals pronounce it just like you wrote, or is there a suggestion of two syllables? Like “bay-ar?”


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Here in Iowa they screw up maquoketa, iowa and Okoboji, on a regular basis, its fun , it makes me smile.

In southern Arizona , there is Fort Huachuca.

the new broadcasters that move to Washington state used to mis pronounce Chehalis.


I can see why.
Growing up in Iowa I am very familiar with those names but the AZ one I would have to think and sound it out. Eek
 
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Well there's Mocanaqua right across the Susquehanna from Shickshinny. You know the place. It's just north of Wapwallopen. Fishing was good along that stretch of the river, back in the '60s and early '70s.


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Tucson. Yes the new weather chick on the news got that one wrong the other night and pronounced it Tucksone. Really?




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Burnett is Burn-it.
Not calling you on the spelling, but it gets mispronounced that way because people spell it incorrectly. There's only one T.

On that note, Austin does have a few streets/areas that are regularly botched. I remember television commercial calling Cameron Rd. "Cammer-on". And then there's Elgin..not El-jin. Oh, I forgot Guadalupe St. I think that's the only place in Texas that pronounces it "Guadaloop".
 
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the new broadcasters that move to Washington state used to mis pronounce Chehalis.


Let alone Puyallup, Snoqualmie, Issaquah,
 
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Cherryville NC is pronounced Cher-a-ville.
 
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In California, I've heard some humorous pronunciations for:

Suisun City
Vallejo
Mokelumne River
 
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Tooele, Mantua and Nephi in Utah.


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