John Cowan wrote:
> Nicholas Bodley scripsit:
> > There was a report this morning on National Public Radio from Hamtramck,
> > Mich. Surely enough, it was consistently [mis]pronounced "Hamtramick"...
> I only knew one person (now dead) who lived there, but he *did*
> say "Hamtramick", so perhaps that's correct, or at least acceptable.
> My next-door neighbor broke me of saying "Lou-eez-i-an-a" like a Yankee
> (even though I am one) and inculcated "Looz-i-an-a". And how many people
> (Hi, clsn!) know that Pierre, South Dakota is pronounced "Peer"?

That one's easy, because everyone has to learn their state capitals
early on.

Somewhere on *Curb Your Enthusiasm* Season 2 DVD (I think it's where I
saw it, since I don't watch reruns on TV) someone claims to be from
Chic[a]go, which proves the actor doesn't know from Chicago, where the
name of the city is Chic[O]go.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...