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Diseasefreeforall
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St Clair Co
Member since Oct 2012
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Names that nonlocals probably don't know how to pronounce

Versailles KY is pronounced ver-sales
Louisville CO is lewis-ville (Trebek got this wrong on Jeopardy once)
Tualatin OR is twall-uh-tin
Schuykill river and county in PA is skoo-kull
Houston street in NYC is how-ston


MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
53470 posts

tchoupitoulas street


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Bayou Rigolette


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Pettifogger
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Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Member since Feb 2012
70607 posts

Everything in Louisiana

In Georgia

Martinez - is Martin-Ez

Cairo is Kay-Ro


Jimmy2shoes
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The South
Member since Mar 2014
10942 posts

Chataignier


MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
53470 posts

quote:

In St Amant

Martinez - is Martin-Ez



DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Here
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quote:

Versailles KY is pronounced ver-sales


Very incorrectly and its annoying.

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Louisville


Loowavulle in yankee land drives me nuts as well. The kings name was not loowa.


Korkstand
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Sounds like the locals don't know how to pronounce them to me.


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Boss13
Alabama Fan
Mobile
Member since Oct 2016
817 posts

Lived in Louisiana for 2 years before I knew where "Tibido" was.

For you non natives in other states it's spelled Thibodaux and is right outside of Houma.

I spent a year in Laffy before I didn't have to get people to write down the name of the street I was looking for.


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0x15E
US Space Force Fan
Member since Sep 2020
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There’s a town in Kentucky named Yosemite.

The locals pronounce it:

Yo-sim-myte



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MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
53470 posts

quote:

Versailles KY is pronounced ver-sales


Also in Chalmette.


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TU Rob
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Birmingham
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Louisville CO is lewis-ville (Trebek got this wrong on Jeopardy once)


Louisville MS is the same way. Used to have an audit client there, and one of the younger guys said it like the one in Kentucky and the locals corrected him swiftly.


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redneck hippie
Tulsa
Member since Dec 2008
4917 posts

Calliope


usc6158
Southern Cal Fan
Member since Feb 2008
30948 posts
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The's lots in the PNW that people screw up

Spokane
Willamette
The Dalles- dals not dallas
Aloha- a-low-ah
Couch St- cooch
Paulina- pau-line-ah
This post was edited on 4/29 at 9:28 am


jstew311
Army Fan
Member since Dec 2005
437 posts

Versailles in Alexandria is pronounced verse-eye


PowerTool
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The dark side of the road
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Kuykendahl Road


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Bamawaterfowl
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Mississippi
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434 posts

Kosciusko, Ms


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philly444
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stuck in contraflow
Member since Nov 2008
9755 posts

Carondelet
Freret would prob have people taking a second to think about it


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Oilfieldbiology
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
30231 posts

Richard

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In Georgia

Martinez - is Martin-Ez


Same in south Louisiana. A good number of Cajuns with the last name Martinez
This post was edited on 4/29 at 9:31 am


TheSadvocate
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2020
1665 posts

Laptoyanqua, Leshaniqua and Sharqueffa didn't make the list?


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