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  1. #11
    Heh, that's nothing. Texas does this:
    Montague = Mawn-Tay-G
    Bowie = Boo-Ee
    Denton/Sinton= Deh-in, Sih-in
    Manchaca = Man-Check
    Bois D'Arc = Bo-Dark
    Palacios = Puh-Laa-Shiz
    Refugio = Reh-Fur-ee-oh

  2. #12
    Man, I'd never have gotten those ones right
    Len

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Heh, that's nothing. Texas does this:
    Montague = Mawn-Tay-G
    Bowie = Boo-Ee
    Denton/Sinton= Deh-in, Sih-in
    Manchaca = Man-Check
    Bois D'Arc = Bo-Dark
    Palacios = Puh-Laa-Shiz
    Refugio = Reh-Fur-ee-oh
    Most of those are non-English names, so English speakers are bound to mess them up. I suppose if you pronounced them correctly no one would understand!

  4. #14
    Knowledge of the original language definitely would be counter productive. I am really having a hard time * not* pronouncing some of those "correctly"
    Len

  5. #15
    Even happens in Ontario with the French names; for example, Ouelette Ave - main street, Windsor, Ont, where I'm from - is pronounced 'OH-let.' That's pretty normal. (Oh-la-la!) However, the poor buggers down in Texas have those Spanish names to contend with, too.

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    New Orleans is like that too...all those French names, but so long separated from France that they have developed independantly. Like "Chatres" is pronounced "Charters." My wife was an exchange student to France and her French was pretty useless for N'awlins.
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    I live in skar-bir-ah ... We have out own versions of eh.... Usually followed by hand gun fire.

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    I live in skar-bir-ah ...
    I think you mean Scarberia, don't you?

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    Ahhh see the true scarberian tell when an outsider appears!! I've only been here for 8 yeaRs
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    True? No, I'm originally from Winzer (listed on maps as 'Windsor').

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