The community I live in isn't named after a place but like many towns down this way has a Spanish name. The city is Punta Gorda (broad point) but I live in a community on the south edge of town called Aqui Esta (here it is) in Spanish it is pronounced ah-KEE eh-STAH but people here pronounce it a-kwee esta (short english vowels all around except the long e).
But the eal head scratcher is a bit further south near Fort Myers. The town of Matlacha pronounced matt-lah-SHAY. Don't ask I have no idea where that came from.
miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Even stranger is a town near where I live. It is Cairo, West Virginia. Interestingly enough it isn't pronounced Cairo with an "I" sound in middle like the Egyptian city. They pronounce it Kayro (like the Karo syrup). Completely bizarre.
On 9/13/07, vijay chopra <
This is proof thatUS geography isreally strange to non Americans like myself.
Being from the UK, I can't help thinking of the small middle eastern country, and the capital of Greece. You'd need a plane to get between them in under a couple of hours. You guys didn't even bother to put usual "new" infront of existing place names... ;p
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