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  • #76
    How-stun street in NYC Hue-ston in Texas!
    "I believe in the soul ... the small of a woman's back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter."

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    • #77
      We in California just love how non-native try to pornounce some of out place and street names.

      La Jolla = La Hoya
      San Jose = San Ho - say
      Los Angeles = Los An-je-lis not los an-gi-lis (Mayor Yorty did that one) or log an -je -lees
      Figueroa = Fig-u-ro-a many from other parts never get that one right unless they rememer former Angel and Yank Eddie Figueroa.
      San Pedro = shuld be San Pay-dro but many call it san pee-dro

      and unlike Texas
      San Jacinto = san ha-sin-to not san ja- sin-to and we do ahve a city near Riverside with that name.

      Since Houston, Texas was named for Sam Houston, it should be pronounced the way he said his name. I am sure none of us here on this forum were around to hear old Sam say his name, it may be safe to assume that the way the Texans say the name of their city is being close to the way Sam said his name.

      Also, if the person that is named for William Houstoun and the spelling seems to have been altered, so the pronounciation of this name in New York would be accurate since it is likely Mr Houstoun most likely said his name differently that Sam, had. Altering the spelling of names is quite common, and among immigrants very common.
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      • #78
        Originally posted by Bluesteve32
        We in California just love how non-native try to pornounce some of out place and street names.

        La Jolla = La Hoya
        San Jose = San Ho - say
        Los Angeles = Los An-je-lis not los an-gi-lis (Mayor Yorty did that one) or log an -je -lees
        Figueroa = Fig-u-ro-a many from other parts never get that one right unless they rememer former Angel and Yank Eddie Figueroa.
        San Pedro = shuld be San Pay-dro but many call it san pee-dro

        and unlike Texas
        San Jacinto = san ha-sin-to not san ja- sin-to and we do ahve a city near Riverside with that name.

        Since Houston, Texas was named for Sam Houston, it should be pronounced the way he said his name. I am sure none of us here on this forum were around to hear old Sam say his name, it may be safe to assume that the way the Texans say the name of their city is being close to the way Sam said his name.

        Also, if the person that is named for William Houstoun and the spelling seems to have been altered, so the pronounciation of this name in New York would be accurate since it is likely Mr Houstoun most likely said his name differently that Sam, had. Altering the spelling of names is quite common, and among immigrants very common.
        There are a lot of people here in SoCal (natives included) who say "Loss Angeles," but when they talk about the racetrack in Orange County, they say "Lohs Alamitos."

        I get a kick when people mispronounce "El Segundo" as well (el see-gun-do vs el se-goon-do).

        My additional $0.02
        SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
        "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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