Drifting away : pronunciation of states
er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Jan 24 16:06:20 EST 2001
The one that always throws me is Arkansas - WHY doesn't it rhyme with
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> From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
> Melissa Proffitt
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 20:13
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: Fire & Hemlock Revisited (or maybe not...)
> On Tue, 23 Jan 2001 18:03:10 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
> >>ISTR that the correct pronounciation is something like
> >>"Boo dik ka".
> >Our Grade 5 teacher said it was Bo - add - a - see - a but she might have
> >been wrong.
> That's how I first heard it, but since then I've seen it actually spelled
> "Bodicca" and several other ways. Me, I try to avoid reading that one out
> loud. However I say it, I'm sure to get it wrong.
> > She said you pronounced Massachusetts (or however you spell
> >that state) as Mass - a chew - sa.
> Mass-a-chew-setts. Just like it's spelled. :) Though there are always
> regional variations in pronunciation...and you can usually tell if someone
> is really from Oregon by the way they say it.
> (I love Native American words. Potawatomie. Oneida. Algonquin.
> Melissa Proffitt,
> denizen of Utah
> (denizen is another word I like)
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