DfC #7: Pro-nun-cee-ay-shun
Just over in Oklahoma is a town called Miami. But surprise, it's pronounced My-am-uh.
North of us is a town named Nevada. Neh-vay-duh, not Neh-va-duh. See a trend here?
Down in Arkansas, the townsfolk of El Dorado say it El-dor-ay-doh instead of El-dor-ah-doh.
Apparently to locals, Missouri is pronounced Miz-ur-uh, (or possibly My-am-uh), but I'm not changing the way I say that one. (It's such a double standard, though, because I've always corrected people who pronounce Oregon Or-ee-gonn rather than Or-ee-gun.)
Oregon has a Detroit, a Dallas, a Milwaukie and an Albany. Just like their better-known counterparts in the U.S., they are pronounced Dee-troyt, Dal-lus, Mil-wah-kee and Ahl-buh-nee.
So why is it different down here?