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Old 06-01-2009, 09:15 PM   #15
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Sue and I were told that it is impossible to order Ranch Dressing in Texas. You must order Wrench Dressing.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:37 AM   #16
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In Virginia, we have Staunton (pronounced "Stan-ten").

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Old 06-06-2009, 09:39 PM   #17
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The County Seat of St. Lawrence County is Canton, NY. Locals say "Cant' -in".
Ogdensburg, NY comes out "Ogg'-ins-burg", and Helena, NY is "Hell-le'-na.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:21 AM   #18
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In one of my past lives I lived in Skaneateles NY in the fingerlakes. The local pronounciation is kind of like Skinny Atlas.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:43 AM   #19
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A small former mining community near here is Pyrites, named after the iron pyrites ore [fools' gold] once mined there. Instead of "pie'-rights" though, everyone says "Pie'-rit-ees.
The community motto sums the place up: "Pyrites- A Nice Place To Be From"
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #20
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oh sure...

consider the possibilities of Gila Bend or Ajo... talk about knowing who is local... big amusement when we get new weather reporters
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When I Worked with Fleetwood

I was sent to Pennsylvania to open the building for set-up. At the time I was the Purchasing Manager.

The new plant was in Paxinos, PA. The village was pronounced "Packed Sinus."
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Eastern Pronunciations

Have been raised in Bakersfield we lived in the San Joaquin valley.

Vistors to California, pronounced this as "San Joe-a-que-in." As opposed to "Wah-keen."
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Two truckers had been driving all night in a thick fog. Since road signs were not easily seen they quickly became lost. Weary, they stopped a diner. One driver asked the waitress, "What town is this?"

She smiled and replied, "Saskatoon!"

The trucker turned to his partner and exclaimed, "Holy jeeze! We're so lost they don't even speak English here!"
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The locals here call Hopkinton, NY "Hop' kitten".
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Sort of along the lines of this thread:

A section (suburb) of Ottawa, Ontario is called "Gloucester". Now if you're British, or live there, you'll know that it's pronounced "Glawster".

However, I was once given directions to it by a young lady that called it "Glue-Chester".
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OK, please pass the Worchet... the Woostreshur... the Worstchester......
Oh hell, gimmie the damn A-1!
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:23 PM   #27
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Would you believe there is a small Adirondack hamlet near Saranac Lake, NY called SWASTIKA? Maybe you haf ze relatifs back in ze old country, yes? You vill talk!

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Another one that has to do with British names: our TT is in South Frontenac, Ontario, and one of the areas we go through to get to it is called "Loughborough".

Now, my sister-in-law, who is from Jolly Olde England, tells me that "over 'ome", that name is pronounced "Low-burrow". However, the residents of Loughborough all call it "Luff burrow".

There are mighty few that would get the humour though, I figgah.
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