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14th Nov '17 2:46:34 AM TheCuza
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* Jarred Christmas has a bit detailing a prank he wants to play on his then-newborn daughter: Deliberately teach her to pronounce one word wrong, and hope that she never encounters that word outside the house until she's a teenager, where she embarrasses herself at a party by saying it.
4th Nov '17 5:00:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* North Dakota State University's sports teams are nicknamed "the Bison", but the "s" is pronounced like a "z" instead of a hard "s". Woe be to any outsider not aware of this. It's been speculated [[https://www.ndsu.edu/news/view/detail/9349/ that this is due to a lingering French Canadian influence]] in the area.
3rd Nov '17 4:25:51 PM Luprand
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*** Given that it's written with a grave accent on the E (Agnès), it's probably meant to be pronounced Ahn-yes as in French.
24th Oct '17 1:07:17 AM KYCubbie
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*** Speaking of which, the pronounciation of "Arkansas" is an easy way to tell if a speaker's from the state itself or Kansas. Arkansans say "AR-kan-saw", and Kansans use the "Ar" as a prefix, something like "ar-KAN-sas".
*** Then there's the Arkansas River, which begins in Colorado and is often pronounced with a final "s" outside the state of the same name.

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*** ** Speaking of which, the pronounciation of "Arkansas" is an easy way to tell if a speaker's from the state itself or Kansas. Arkansans say "AR-kan-saw", and Kansans use the "Ar" as a prefix, something like "ar-KAN-sas".
*** ** Then there's the Arkansas River, which begins in Colorado and is often pronounced with a final "s" outside the state of the same name.



* Still another for Ohio: The small southeastern town of Rio Grande, home to a small college and also near the farm where the Bob Evans restaurant chain got its start, is locally pronounced "RYE-oh Grand".
24th Oct '17 1:01:14 AM KYCubbie
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* Many non-native Minnesotans have trouble pronouncing "Mahtomedi", "wayzata", "Duluth" and "Shakopee".

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* Many non-native Minnesotans have trouble pronouncing "Mahtomedi", "wayzata", "Wayzata", "Duluth" and "Shakopee"."Shakopee". Well, maybe not Duluth, but the others...



* Still another for Ohio: The small southeastern town of Rio Grande, home to a small college and also near the farm where the Bob Evans restaurant chain got its start, is locally pronounced "RYE-oh Grand".



** Played straight with the local pronunciation of Chartres Street, which natives will insist on pronouncing like "charters." In actual French, it's "shart."

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** Played straight with the local pronunciation of Chartres Street, which natives will insist on pronouncing like "charters." "charters". In actual French, it's "shart.""shart".



** Refugio, TX is "Re-fur-eeoh"

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** Refugio, TX is "Re-fur-eeoh""Re-fur-ee-oh". When first settled, it was pronounced as in Spanish, but that changed thanks to a large influx of Irish settlers in the 1830s. Nowadays, even local Spanish speakers use the "odd" pronunciation.



* As you're starting to enter South Texas, not far from Corpus Christi, there's a town called Refugio. It was originally pronounced as in Spanish (roughly "reh-FOO-hee-oh"), but a large group of Irish settlers came in the 1830s and had difficulty with the name. They ended up saying it "re-FURY-oh", which became the local pronunciation to this day, even in Spanish.
6th Oct '17 9:56:54 PM quietThunderstorm
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* In the native land of Japan, Music/{{BABYMETAL}} is actually pronounced "beh-BEE-me-TAL".
2nd Oct '17 4:44:54 PM WyomingPBS
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* Wyoming has [=DuBois=], pronounced by locals as DOO-boys. This was the source of much frustration when the University of Wyoming got a new president named Philip [=DuBois=], who prefers the standard French pronunciation (duh-BWAH). There is a good chance that hearing his name pronounced the same as the town contributed to his hasty exit from the university.
26th Sep '17 11:30:53 AM Nadim
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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', Donna Pinciotti’s last name is always pronounced at ‘pin-see-AW-tee’, while the orthography suggests it should be pronounced ‘pin-CHOT-tee’.

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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', Donna Pinciotti’s last name is always pronounced at ‘pin-see-AW-tee’, ‘pin-see-AW-tee’, while the orthography suggests it should be pronounced ‘pin-CHOT-tee’.


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* A police officer in ''Series/{{Good Luck Charlie}}'' claims that his name is pronounced "[=SNOO=]-[=TAY=]".
20th Sep '17 8:47:09 PM Madd
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* Creator/KeyAndPeele have this in the form of their "Substitute Teacher" skit, where a substitute teacher with a HairTriggerTemper mispronounces the name of every student (except one, the black kid that serves as the punch line) and flips out whenever he's corrected. Unusually for this trope these are all normal names with the normal proper pronunciations; the sub simply taught for many years in the inner city and thinks every name is a GhettoName and that the kids are hazing him when they correct him. "Balakay?" "...Do you mean ''Blake''?"
19th Sep '17 1:26:12 PM Woodrobin
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* At the celebrity roast of Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/GeorgeTakei introduced himself to the guest of honor with the following line: "Hello, Bill. My name is George Tah-kaye, as in rhymes with too-pay, and not, as you have insisted on pronouncing it for the last forty years, tak-EYE!" (The "EYE" being drawn out in mocking reference to Kirk's "[[BigWordShout KHAAAANNN!!! KHAAAAAANNN!!!]]" line is just toupee-shaped icing on the cake at that point).

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* At the celebrity roast of Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/GeorgeTakei introduced himself to the guest of honor with the following line: "Hello, Bill. My name is George Tah-kaye, Take (TAH-kaye), as in rhymes with too-pay, toupee (TOO-pay), and not, as you have insisted on pronouncing it for the last forty years, tak-EYE!" (The "EYE" being drawn out in mocking reference to Kirk's "[[BigWordShout KHAAAANNN!!! KHAAAAAANNN!!!]]" line is just toupee-shaped icing on the cake at that point).
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