IsThisForReal wrote:foregetaboutdre wrote:buckiguy_sucks wrote:This is a post where i muse about the strange pronunciations of Ohio towns that are named after other things why aren't they pronounced like the other things.
Lime-uh = Lima
Ver-sales = Versailles
Zeen-yuh = Xenia
Ray-oh Grand = Rio Grande
Leb-a-nun = Lebanon
Also where I muse about New Orleans not being pronounced like Orleans. Why English language, why
edit: there was no actual musing I suppose just a lot of question marks
Ties to both MI and OH. Charlotte in Michigan is pronounced. SHAR - LOT (Lot). I really hope I don't mess up pronouncing Charlotte, NC for anything (and also sound like an idiot).
Ummm. I'm pretty sure that's how its pronounced in the rest of the country too....
Unless we're arguing about the semantics of an unemphasized -lot vs -let, that you cant really differentiate in speech anyway