In British Columbia, Calgary is pronounced "CalGARY" like the names "Cal" and "Gary" spliced together.
 
Then there's Natick, Peabody, Billerica and I have no idea anymore how Worcester is really supposed to be pronounced.........
 
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It's like that here as well.  Only furriners pronouce Toronto as  "tor-ON-tow"  To locals, it's simply  "TRAW-na"
 
"Niagara Falls" is properly pronounced  "NY-gra"
 
Strangest place name butchering of any place I've ever been  is "Dubois, WY, which is locally pronounced "DOO-boyz" rather than "DUEW-bwah"  (there is a similar town name in Idaho pronounced exactly like in WY).
 
 
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I was corrected this week when I pronounced the other Charlotte (N.C.) as I would Charlotte. I had to explain that where I'm from, it's shr-LOT.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:58 AM, David Guertin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
That'd be shr-LOT. Now you too can sound like local.

Dave G.


On 09/25/2014 08:40 AM, telenaut wrote:
So's I kin pass nex time I'm up theyer, Day-uv, how do y'all say Charlotte?
--tn


  Guertin wrote on 9/25/14 8:23 AM:

On 09/25/2014 05:15 AM, Justin Woods wrote:
It's pronounced sah-LIE-duh, by the way, which always kills me.

Then you must also love nearby Buena Vista (byoo-na vista). I think
every state has towns like that with intentionally weird pronunciations
as a means of identifying tourists. (e.g. Charlotte, Calais, etc.)

I lived in Colorado for 10 years and somehow never visited either place.

Dave

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