Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Can we pick one pronunciation and stick with it?

While listening to the radio and TV in the last 24 hours, I have heard:

--new ORlins
--new orLEANS
--new ORlee-ins
--norlins

4 comments:

Jay Jordan said...

Jim

these are all wrong...

the correct pronunciation is:

Nahlins

you will know people from there cause you when you meet them they do not say "hello", they say "whereyat"...

which is why they are commonly referred to as "yats"....

now, plesae deposit 25 cents for more Nahlins trivia...

Grammarian said...

Let's pronounce it "Portland."

Jim Donahue said...

PORTland or portLAND?

Grammarian said...

POrtlaNd.