In the words of the Bloggess, “this is not a real post” this is just me staying up way too late last night and then writing random gobble-di-gook.
You see, ever since moving to Utah I’ve noticed that typical pronunciation guidelines don’t fit the bill here.
(I tried to find a funny cartoon for “Utah Pronunciation” or “Utah Accent” – this is the photo Google image search provided. All I can really say is “wow.”)
Utah Pronunciation Guide
Bountiful = bow-nif-ul (if you make any sort of “t” sound you immediately give yourself away as an newcomer)
Hurricane = her-eh-kin
Point of the Mountain = poy-na-the-mow-nan
Toelle = two-ill-ah
Bingham = bing-um
Bridger = brr-dger
Eden = o-p-eye-n-view
Utahns Speak Washintonian
Weyerhaeuser = wire-house-air
Everett = Ever-t
Tacoma = taco-ma
Puget Sound = o-schen
Puyallup = poo-you’ll-uhp
Do people say things funny where you live?
Are there city names that out-of-towners frequently mispronounce?
Have anything you want to add to this list?