[OSM-talk] pronunciation tag
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Tue Jun 24 11:12:57 BST 2008
Karl Newman wrote:
> Spanish names in the US are often subject to butchered pronunciation. I
> had a friend from Iowa that told me about a town named Buena Vista where
> the locals pronounced it "Byoona Vista". Argh. There's also a California
> county that borders Oregon called Del Norte. Locals call it "Del Nort"
> (not "Del Nort-ay").
There's a local town by the name of Des Moines here. The one in Iowa is
pronounced "d'moyn", while the local town is officially (yep, it's in
the town's charter) "d'moynz". (I call it "desmond's" out of spite)
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