Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
#111447 - 09/21/03 11:12 AM Re: names pronounced strangely  
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel
of troy  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
rego park
in Nothern NH there is
Milan -said my LAN, (not mill-an)
and
Berlin -said BURE lyn
(in both cases, two very clean sylabils, not a single one)


#111448 - 09/21/03 10:31 PM Re: names pronounced strangely  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 171
JohnHawaii Offline
member
JohnHawaii  Offline
member

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 171
Hawaii, USA
Shortly after I arrived in Hawaii, I went to City Hall to ask directions to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I was told it was on "Camphor" Highway. Odd Hawaiian name, I thought. Not odd if you're a local and you know that the DMV is on Kamehameha Four Highway (Kam IV), named after the old King himself.


#111449 - 09/30/03 07:09 PM Re: names pronounced strangely  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24
beanie Offline
stranger
beanie  Offline
stranger

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 24
In Virginia, the town of Buena Vista is pronounced (prepare to shudder) Byoona Vista. The town of Onego is pronounced ONE-GO. In NC, the village of Valle Crucis is pronounced Valley Crews.


Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,877
Posts223,333
Members8,992
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
ZAY, AmorahR, machinescape, ycafem, Old_Gram
8992 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 43 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,795
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6685 MB (Peak: 2.7509 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-03-29 19:07:09 UTC