Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Video: Watch Californians Try to Pronounce Ohio City Names
By Cecilia Ellis
on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:32 PM
with attempts to pronounce Ohio’s cities’ names
. To be fair, many of our state’s towns are named after Native American tribes and their various languages — Chillicothe is Shawnee, and Tuscarawas derives from the Delaware languages — but some pronunciations are just downright silly… Versailles? Russia?
Raise your hand if you learned a few new proper pronunciations for yourself; I’ve been driving through Gnadenhutten for years and never knew about that ‘ji’ sound at all. Frankly it’s much more amusing to say GUH - NAD - DEN - HUT -TEN, in my opinion. Alert the township, their name has changed.
I guess we’ve taken it for granted, being Ohioans, growing up with these funky words incorporated into our vocabulary.
Check out the video
What’re some of your favorite Ohio town names?
Ohio Proud brought together a group of Californians to entertain us Ohioans