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by SLS216
Thu May 18, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Local pronunciations of place names...
Replies: 33
Views: 81162

Re: Local pronunciations of place names...

Someone in another thread talked about the local pronunciations of street names in New Orleans, and it reminded me of town name pronunciations in Illinois. I've lived in the suburbs south of Chicago my entire life, and certain things have always amused me. For one thing, the town of Bourbonnais act...
by SLS216
Thu May 18, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Minnesota-isms...anyone???
Replies: 21
Views: 76074

I thought it was funny how one of my neighbors pronounced Chicago /shi-KAW-go/. Everybody else seemed to say /shi-KAH-go/. A similar "shock" was when I first heard the word sausage, which I and everybody else I know pronounce /SAW-sidj/ being pronounced /SAH-sidj/ by a friend of mine. When I told h...
by SLS216
Thu May 18, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: THE Interstate?
Replies: 26
Views: 51079

Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, anything near the city was refered to by the 'name' like it was mentioned by another poster and then more out in the suburbs (at least by us) Northern (north-eastern) suburbs, everything was the Highway except 294 which was the toll-way. Now I live JUST over the bo...

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