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2014-04-10 06:25:35 AM  
McGaheysville, Virginia.

Go ahead. Guess. You will get it wrong.
 
2014-04-10 06:58:09 AM  
Peabody, MA

Pea-buh-dee

And nice to see Sch'dy on there. I grew up in Rotterdam.
 
2014-04-10 07:06:26 AM  
We have a nice one near me in England. Trottiscliffe.  Go on, guess. Well, it's trozley.  How about Meopham? It's mep hum
 
2014-04-10 07:10:02 AM  
Newark, DE

New-Ark (not New-Urk like that place in Jersey)
 
2014-04-10 07:19:16 AM  
Can't swing a cat around upstate NY without hitting some town with an unpronounceable Dutch/native name.
 
2014-04-10 07:20:36 AM  
Luxury-Yacht, Missouri.

/Pronounced "Mangrove, Missourah"
 
2014-04-10 07:31:51 AM  
Staunton, VA
 
2014-04-10 07:52:35 AM  
Louisville, KY  Lew-a-vull
 
2014-04-10 08:03:53 AM  
it's farking worcester jesus christ
 
2014-04-10 08:06:07 AM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2014-04-10 08:08:26 AM  

Jackson Herring: it's farking worcester jesus christ


we prefer to follow woostah with "ked" or "hey".
 
2014-04-10 08:13:09 AM  
Most cities in the state of Hawaii?
 
2014-04-10 08:14:36 AM  
 
2014-04-10 08:16:56 AM  
Sevierville, Tennessee. (suh-VEER-vull, not sev-EER-vil)
 
2014-04-10 08:17:39 AM  

neonstz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_in_English_with_counterint u itive_pronunciations


Dammit. Not "sev-EE-er-vil"
 
2014-04-10 08:18:25 AM  

Nabb1: neonstz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_in_English_with_counterint u itive_pronunciations

Dammit. Not "sev-EE-er-vil"


Gah! I wasn't trying to reply to you. I was trying to correct myself. Bad iPad! Bad iPad!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-10 08:23:26 AM  
Berlin, Massachusetts

Kissimmee, Florida

They spoiled an amusing Fark headline from 2009: "Kissimmee considering changing its name to Owitsstingingmee" (4658879)
 
2014-04-10 08:24:43 AM  

the_celt: Louisville, KY  Lew-a-vull


That's nothing, the real dumb one in Kentucky is pronouncing Versailles as "Ver-SALES" instead of the correct pronunciation, "Ver-SIGH".
 
2014-04-10 08:30:18 AM  
Russia, Houston and Lima- all Ohio
 
2014-04-10 08:42:00 AM  
Warshington
 
2014-04-10 08:53:06 AM  
Bois D'arc, MO. Pronounced "bo" instead of bwah as the french spelling would make you believe. We also have Lake Potato in Mo (Lake Pomme de Terre).
 
2014-04-10 09:06:49 AM  
Raymond Luxury Yacht
 
2014-04-10 09:16:57 AM  
Yachats, OR or perhaps Prescott, AZ. Fark the biscuit town.
 
2014-04-10 09:20:31 AM  
haverhill nh
 
2014-04-10 09:20:46 AM  
Moscow, Idaho
 
2014-04-10 09:25:59 AM  
All in Ohio:

Mantua - pronounced "MAN-na-way".
Chauncey - pronounced "CHAN-see" (chancy).
Berlin - pronounced "BUR-lin", not "bur-LIN".
Milan - pronounced "MY-lin" (and the one in Michigan is pronounced "my-LEN"?  Gimme a break!)
Massillon - pronounced "MASS-i-lun", not "MASS-i-laaaaahhhn".
Celina - pronounced "se-LYE-na".
 
2014-04-10 09:26:59 AM  
Oh, and Bolivar - rhymes with Oliver.
 
2014-04-10 09:27:31 AM  

The Muthaship: Russia, Houston and Lima- all Ohio


You forgot Bellefontaine and Versailles.
 
2014-04-10 09:31:16 AM  
Beaufort, SC: pronounced Byoo-furt
Huger, SC: pronounced Hyoo-gee
Lancaster, PA: pronounced LAN-kuh-stir
Havre de Grace, MD: pronounced Have-urr dee Grace (as opposed to the French Av-ruh duh Grahs)
Mebane, NC: pronounced Meh-bin
 
2014-04-10 09:34:14 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: Bellefontaine


Ah yes, good old Bell-fountain.
 
2014-04-10 09:38:04 AM  
Queens, NY.

Pronounced "Queens," not "Jamaica," "Flushing," "Forest Hills" or "Long Island City."
 
2014-04-10 09:39:13 AM  
Fuquay-Varina.
 
2014-04-10 09:44:11 AM  
How people in MA get WOO-ster out of Worcester I have no idea.
 
2014-04-10 09:52:03 AM  

Crewmannumber6: How people in MA get WOO-ster out of Worcester I have no idea.


Leominister, Peabody, Woburn,.....
 
2014-04-10 09:52:15 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-10 09:55:04 AM  

Crewmannumber6: How people in MA get WOO-ster out of Worcester I have no idea.


Same way Gloucester is pronounced GLOSS-ter and Leicester is pronounced LESS-ter.

/it's a British thing
 
2014-04-10 10:01:46 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: [i236.photobucket.com image 640x427]


Nothing happens on that road.
 
2014-04-10 10:03:47 AM  
Calais, Maine (pronounced CAL-iss, not like the place in France)
Versailles, Kentucky (pronounced ver-SALES, not like the place in France)
Bernards, New Jersey (pronounced BER-nerds, not ber-NARDS)
 
2014-04-10 10:15:34 AM  
There are a lot in Louisiana.

New Orleans, f'rinstnce.

And, you don't know how to say Monroe.  Or Paincourtville.  Or Natchitoches.

"MUNN-row"
 
2014-04-10 10:17:35 AM  

ZAZ: Berlin, Massachusetts

Kissimmee, Florida

They spoiled an amusing Fark headline from 2009: "Kissimmee considering changing its name to Owitsstingingmee" (4658879)


It was humorous when the Houston Astros had a farm club there.  They may still have the KISS-uh-me Astros.
 
2014-04-10 10:19:35 AM  
Des Moines.  Des Plaines.

Des Plaines!
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2014-04-10 10:27:15 AM  

Langston: the_celt: Louisville, KY  Lew-a-vull

That's nothing, the real dumb one in Kentucky is pronouncing Versailles as "Ver-SALES" instead of the correct pronunciation, "Ver-SIGH".


Ohio has you trumped.  There is a nice restaurant in Darke County, Ohio called the Inn at Versailles.  The ads specifically say "The Inn at Ver-Sigh in Ver-sales, Ohio."  They can't even fark it up consistently.
 
2014-04-10 10:56:38 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Fuquay-Varina.


Holy crap, I came here to say that.

Small town (in North Carolina), small world.
 
2014-04-10 11:15:10 AM  
I've always been curious how they pronounce farking, Austria. I mean ucking with a capital F
 
2014-04-10 11:27:09 AM  
Bangor.

Bang-Gore, not Banger.
 
2014-04-10 11:52:09 AM  

thisdaydreamer: McGaheysville, Virginia.

Go ahead. Guess. You will get it wrong.


Know it because I don't live too far away: McGAGheesville.  Most of the towns in the area have been bastardized by pronounciation: Weyers Cave is pronounced Weer's Cave, or, to some Wire's Cave.  Luray is LOO-ray.  Staunton is STANT-on.  And a source of consternation is that people always say Natural Chimbleys instead of Natural Chimneys.  Where the hell do they get Chimbleys from?
 
2014-04-10 12:09:18 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: thisdaydreamer: McGaheysville, Virginia.

Go ahead. Guess. You will get it wrong.

Know it because I don't live too far away: McGAGheesville.  Most of the towns in the area have been bastardized by pronounciation: Weyers Cave is pronounced Weer's Cave, or, to some Wire's Cave.  Luray is LOO-ray.  Staunton is STANT-on.  And a source of consternation is that people always say Natural Chimbleys instead of Natural Chimneys.  Where the hell do they get Chimbleys from?


What I've learned is "McGackeezville" but I won't argue. I live right off of "Rye-oh" Road just past the Charlottesville border.
 
2014-04-10 12:16:23 PM  
whizbangthedirtfarmer:

And I think you would have loved the "local" news anchor talking about "McGayheesville" a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't nearly as bad as the other "news" anchor idiot who butchered Satyendra Huja to the point where I had no idea whom she was referring to. He's only Charlottesville's mayor, after all.
 
2014-04-10 12:23:21 PM  

thisdaydreamer: whizbangthedirtfarmer: thisdaydreamer: McGaheysville, Virginia.

Go ahead. Guess. You will get it wrong.

Know it because I don't live too far away: McGAGheesville.  Most of the towns in the area have been bastardized by pronounciation: Weyers Cave is pronounced Weer's Cave, or, to some Wire's Cave.  Luray is LOO-ray.  Staunton is STANT-on.  And a source of consternation is that people always say Natural Chimbleys instead of Natural Chimneys.  Where the hell do they get Chimbleys from?

What I've learned is "McGackeezville" but I won't argue. I live right off of "Rye-oh" Road just past the Charlottesville border.


I'm always amused by people who get lost in the area and ask for Stawnton.  When I tell them it's actually pronounced STANT-on, they look at me like I wandered off the set of Deliverance.  Your pronunciation of McGaheysville is mostly correct for mid-staters.  Locals call is McGAG(with some weird clacking noise here)EESEVILE.

And I am very familiar with Rio Road.  I've always wondered how it got to be Rye-O.
 
2014-04-10 12:46:17 PM  
whizbangthedirtfarmer:

And I am very familiar with Rio Road.  I've always wondered how it got to be Rye-O.

I've heard two explanations. One is that it started at Route 10, which naturally lead to "Rye-oh". The other version is that it is meant to rhyme with "Rye-oh Day Janerroh" in Brazil.

I'll let you know if I hear anything that even slightly approaches making sense. And, no, I didn't make up the "explanations" above.
 
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