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How do YOU say Nevada?????

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by James L White, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. James L White

    James L White Supporting Actor

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    Ne'VAH'duh or Nev'ADD'uh

    it's the former for me.

    just curious, I don't live there, never even there in fact but I've heard it said both ways
     
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    ADD
    Bush just caught flack for this. Is that why you ask?
     
  3. Peter Kline

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    I say Arizona. I get the two confused as they're so close. [​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    "Chicken Ranch"
     
  5. Marvin

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    The former for me too.

    I also say OR-uh-GON.
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    What Patrick said.
     
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    Neh-vah-dah. I use my "outback steakhouse" announcer voice.
     
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    When I say both of those out loud the syllables blend together and they sound exactly the same. I'm not sure what you mean.
     
  9. Jason Seaver

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    I used to say "nev-ah-da". Then I had a roommate who was from there and have said "nev-ad-a" ever since.

    My other roomate was from Oregon, which is evidently pronounced "or-ih-gun", with the second syllable almost silent. I picked this up quickly, but it took them forever to get "Worcester" right.
     
  10. Mark Dubbelboer

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    i say it the first way

    i love hearing people try to say worcestershire sauce
     
  11. ChrisMatson

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    For those that don't get it, people that are from Nevada pronounce it "Neh-VADD-uh," (rhymes with "add") but many people from other states pronounce it (incorrectly?) as "Neh-vaaad-uh."
     
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    People that live in New York City pronounce York as "Yawk" but people that live elsewhere incorrectly pronounce it with an "r".
     
  13. John Watson

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    Nevah, nevah, say Nevadah? Say Nirvana?

    Flip a coin?
    Any coin?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. John Watson

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    Waaay back, from Grade School : What did Delaware? Idaho. I'll Alaska [​IMG]
     
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    I guess it comes down to the more trustworthy party, the locals or the people who named it. Given that it's a Spanish word meaning "snow-covered", the pronunciation should be "Ne-VAH-dah", just as Colorado should be pronounced "Coh-loh-RAH-doh", and not "Collar-ADD-oh". But by that rationale, Florida should be "Floh-REE-dah".
     
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    I live close to Nevada TX, and they pronounce it nev-ay-da, as in day.
     
  18. Jason_Els

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    Arvada:
    It's Ar-VAY-duh, Col-o-RAH-do.

    Monticello:
    MontiCHello is a house.
    MontiSELLo is a town in NY.
     
  19. Henry Gale

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    Tejas, that's a great source for a pronunciation guide! Elgin, Illinois has a soft G, Elgin, Texas was named after it, but has a hard G.
    Edinburgh, Scotland is "Ed-in-burrow"...but the namesake in Texas is "Ed-in-burg."
    Kosciusko County in Indiana is "Cahz-E-osco"...in Texas the town is "Cah-SHOE-sko".
    I live in Guadalupe County, which has 3 different ways to say it depending on whether you're referring to our river, the local Catholic church or the county.
    I've lived all over this country but have never had to deal with such a mess as bringing English, Spanish, German, Polish and Texan together.
    Then again, we got some great music out of it. [​IMG]
     
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    Birmingham (UK) would have its last syllable pronounced "-em", but don't Americans usually refer to Birmingham, Alabama with its last syllable as "-ham"?
     

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