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Most mispronounced town names in your country/state?
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North America PsychoLogical 
what are the most mispronounced town names in your country or state (for any fellow americans) Mine: like 85% of the town names (I'm from Massachusetts) feelsbadman ex: most common are Worcester, Leominster, Gloucester, and Leicester. How people would prob pronounce them: Wor-chester, Leo-minster, Glou-chester, and Lee-chester How they're actually pronounced: Wuss-tur, Lemon-ster(For Massachusetts only), (its instead pronounced as Lem-ster in England), Gloss-ter, and Lester. how about you guys eh? (and no don't think I'm Canadian btw cause I'm not lul)
2018-06-13 23:42
Who cares?
2018-06-13 23:43
#2
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North America PsychoLogical 
you do know you don't need to answer right? and you seemed to care cause you posted a comment here. Have some common sense geez.
2018-06-13 23:45
Who cars?
2018-06-13 23:45
#4
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North America PsychoLogical 
cares*
2018-06-13 23:45
*cars
2018-06-13 23:46
hello from oz mr freedom how goes it
2018-06-13 23:50
#8
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North America PsychoLogical 
what do you think then >:D
2018-06-14 00:00
Brisbane? idk
2018-06-13 23:59
#9
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North America PsychoLogical 
Melbourne? Canberra?
2018-06-14 00:02
Melbourne isnt really pronounced incorrectly if we're talking about americans. Canberra is weird though yea
2018-06-14 00:05
#15
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North America PsychoLogical 
Melbourne is pronounced as Mel-bin , but us americans usually pronounce it as Mel-born or Mel-burn (Mel-burn being more common) much to alot of people's chagrin lul.
2018-06-14 00:07
melbin? what the fuck no it is not it's mel-burn and always has been
2018-06-14 00:33
#35
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North America PsychoLogical 
Other australians say otherwise
2018-06-14 00:47
like who? lived here for 6 years never heard a single dickhead say it like that
2018-06-14 00:48
i believe you since syd and mel are full of retards so not surprising if u heard that
2018-06-14 00:49
Kahramanmaras Cant add special turkish letters on hltv FeelsBadMan
2018-06-14 00:04
Detroit. really hard
2018-06-14 00:04
#12
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Armenia 1915 
I live in Worcester atm
2018-06-14 00:04
#13
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North America PsychoLogical 
England or USA one?
2018-06-14 00:05
#16
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Armenia 1915 
USA
2018-06-14 00:12
#25
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North America PsychoLogical 
then i hope you're enjoying your stay there
2018-06-14 00:19
#26
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Armenia 1915 
Its terrible here lol. Dead city
2018-06-14 00:21
#28
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North America PsychoLogical 
I see, sorry to hear that. There are better places to enjoy here in MA than there I can promise you that
2018-06-14 00:21
Gorodovikovsks
2018-06-14 00:13
not even going to try to say it.
2018-06-14 00:17
#23
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Spain VIKTORAL 
wtffffffff 4 consonants one after the other thats like gorodovikovskvksskkvskvskskvhhhhh
2018-06-14 00:18
Neekeritvittuunsuomesta
2018-06-14 00:14
Here is RJ. Correct: Rio de Janegro Mispronounced: Rio de Janeiro
2018-06-14 00:16
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2018-06-14 00:17
#34
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Romania d1nust3fan 
nice
2018-06-14 00:45
#22
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Spain VIKTORAL 
Ibiza Everyone calls it IBI-ZA in catalan (original name and language) its EIVISSA and its pronounced EI-VISA (at least in the balearic islands)
2018-06-14 00:17
#24
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Denmark DaTrumf 
In Denmark we a town called Lem, that is a danish word for penis also. We also got a city called Middelfart
2018-06-14 00:19
#27
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Brazil noslenurB 
Itaquaquecetuba
2018-06-14 00:21
#30
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Mispronounced by whom? Fellow Dutch people? Or foreigners? Regarding locals, I don't think there's anything mispronounced. Our town names are quite self-explanatory for Dutch people.
2018-06-14 00:36
#31
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North America PsychoLogical 
Basically non natives or foreigners.
2018-06-14 00:36
#32
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Oh, probably everything then depending on what your definition of correct pronunciation is. For example, the English name for Den Haag is The Hague. You guys say that correctly, but it's not really the city's name is it. It's just Anglicized so it's easier for you guys. So if you were to try and pronounce Den Haag I'm sure 99.99% of Americans would fuck it up. Same goes for Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht, basically any one of them would be butchered by non-natives.
2018-06-14 00:40
#33
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North America PsychoLogical 
Well unsurprisingly many americans also butcher their own town names but only by non-natives cause every region of the US has a unique culture and alot stupidly mispronounce words by saying every letter they see as if silent letters are forgotten.
2018-06-14 00:45
#40
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
We do have some of those outliers as well, because no matter how small our country is we also have our share of very weird dialects. But I just look at the town names from the 'nation's' point of view. For example Maastricht or Kerkrade in local dialect sound very different (Mestreech and Kirchroa) to how a regular Dutch person would say it. But I don't know if it's fair to look at it that way? Your country is huge so I assume it has a ton of dialects. In that sense, anything could be mispronounced lol.
2018-06-14 00:50
#46
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North America PsychoLogical 
Yes thats true, and i care about pronouncation so i usually cringe a bit when people fail to pronounce certain things. Like for a bubbly drink, its called a soda for most of the country, a pop in the midwest , and a coke in the south (usually around texas lul). And yes people mispronounce each other's names etc, MA town names are usually pronounced as how they're supposed to be pronounced in england with the exception of leominster just like how town names are pronounced in the french way in louisana.
2018-06-14 00:58
#39
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
English names are also significantly harder to pronounce for non-English speakers.
2018-06-14 00:49
#41
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Of course. I may know how to say Manchester or Birmingham, but it will always sound off for a British person. But I think we would be closer to the actual English pronunciation than you would be for Dutch names. If that's what you meant at least.
2018-06-14 00:52
#43
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well the topic was a little askew, but I think he means what you've written, yeah. Pronunciations vary, but I suppose the OP wanted complete butchering of the places rather than "hard to say". You're correct.
2018-06-14 00:54
#45
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
I think Leicester is a great example of 'complete butchering.' The problem with our towns is that the only ones that are completely butchered, are the ones that have a complete different name in their local dialects. In #40 I gave the example of Kerkrade vs Kirchroa. I only found out about that because I went there for whatever stupid reason, and people were talking like there was something wrong with them. Literally no one in The Netherlands says or writes Kirchroa, except the locals from Kerkrade lmao. So I don't know how fair of a comparison that is to Leicester, where a big part (most?) of the nation's population SHOULD know how to pronounce it, but foreigners may not.
2018-06-14 00:57
#47
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
A brilliant point, definitely. Another point is the differences between the words: "Aluminum" and "Aluminium", the Americanisation removing the the "ee-um" suffixed to the word and therefore not a mispronunciation, simply a different one correct by Americanised terminology. The English language has always been notorious for having words that are pronounced completely differently to how they look and spell; thus making it a challenge for those actually English, let alone non-English. Language just captivates me as a whole, as it's so indicative of our way of life, yet it's unbelievably diverse. :D
2018-06-14 01:00
Leicester is ez you know why? Because in EU there is a FC Leicester from UK and everyone who loves football in EU knows how to pronounce Leicester :D
2018-06-14 00:49
#42
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Only after they won the PL :D Before that 90% said Lee-chester too.
2018-06-14 00:52
well those who bet know before they won the PL :D
2018-06-14 00:55
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