Last Friday evening in southern Florida, there was some weather turbulence. The weather computers interrupt programming to tell you that there a tornado alert or watch in Pom-pain-o Beach. In human speak that is Pomp-a-no Beach. The weather name for Oka-cho-bee is O-kee-cho-bee. It reminds me of a friend who was driving from a dog show in Baltimore, MD, to Blowing Rock, NC. When she arrived, she informed me she had seen a new river--the Pot-o-mac, which to everyone else is Po-tome-ac.
I must admit that I love to repeat O-kee-cho-bee. It has such a nice cadence!
I have two degrees from App-a-lach-ian State University. Even when Appalachian beat Michigan, the sportscasters mispronounced it App-a-lay-chin. Irritating.
And, while I'm on the topic of pronunciation, my name is Mare-y, not Murr-ay!