The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499 Message #3994264
Posted By: Bill D
27-May-19 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I lived in St. Louis for 6 months. There were several streets I was familiar with that had interesting names I'd never have encountered in Kansas: It took awhile for me to connect the spelling on maps & signs with how the locals referred to them.
Cabanne Place where I lived was 'Cabbany'
DeBaliviere was 'De Boliver'
Gravois was 'Gra-voys' (as near as I could tell)
There were others, all sounding as if they were being pronounced by someone from The Bronx. I...umm.. adapted