30468Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Thanks for the warm (hot) welcome!
- Aug 3, 2009On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:48:23 -0000 "electric_water_boy"
> > That's all right -- we'll just play games with the local placeIt's a Texas Thang....
> > pronunciations.
> > It's a local versus newcomer trick.
> > [[I think they do it on purpose.]]
> Is Austin as nuts as San Antonio?
And coming to Texas with a Californio Spanish accent hasn't helped.
And that's just to trip up San Jacinto (in CA, it's San Ha-SEEN-toe (a
mountain), in Texas San Jah-Sin-Toe)
before you get to
Montague..... (Mon-TAYG) (the rest of the country would say
Mon-tah-Gue ... rhymes with cue)
There was an article on just this phenom in a recent Texas Highways....
well, recent could be any time in the past 6 months, I get to these
> We're in Bexar (pronounced Bear) county.really, not bee-har? See, you can tell I"m not a local already!
> We have a street called De Zavala (pronounced Days of Allah)so it could, so it could....
> We have a street called Huebner (pronounced Heeb Ner)
> Don't get me started here, this could go on for days!
Can't throw too many unanswered stones -- we've got some doozies in the
And Coloradans has some interesting pronunciation twists.
Berthoud Pass, for example, is Bur-thud....
more fun in the regionalisms! Tygress
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