15 September 2017

How to Pronounce Place Names



These are the cities of D'Moin, Boy-zee and Shy Ann.

Arkin-saw.

Ignore that second C.  Con-et-ih-cut.

Controversy time!  Miz-zour-ee or Miz-zour-ah.  Depends largely on whether you are native to the state and/or rural.  The second pronunciation is more local and paraded out by politicians at election time.  But when speaking in Washington, DC, it's magically time for them to say Miz-zour-ee. True story.  Can you tell we're working on "place name pronunication" in our homeschool this week?

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  1. I'm pleased I've been pronouncing all of those correctly, must be all those movies I watch.
    I did watch an old John Wayne movie two days ago where John Wayne pronounced it Mizzourah.

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    1. Awesome! You even knew about Mizzourah! You win the internet this week - I'm so impressed! :)

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