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Re: Last Laugh! Racism and All That Rot

Colin (
Thu, 17 May 2007 22:17:05 +1000

John Mayson wrote:

> wrote:

>> In a message dated 5/10/07 3:24:59 PM Central Daylight Time, Pat wrote
>> in a note to a posting by Fred Goldstein <>:

>>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Speaking about odd pronounciations of
>>> words, consider the town of Miami, Oklahoma. Residents there do not
>>> pronounce it My-Am-eee, but rather My-Am-ah.

>> What's your definition of "odd"? There are 15 or 20 cities in the
>> United States named "Miami," and the pronounciation is divided about
>> half and half between those two variants.

> Likewise I believe most cities named "Newark" are pronounced "New ark"
> versus "New work". Still, everyone thinks the former is the "odd" one.

> John Mayson <>
> Austin, Texas, USA

No, in the US it's pronounced Noo-ark. The original town is
pronounced Nyu-uck.


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