Friday, February 08, 2008

How To Say It Right Here In TN

The national media have descended on middle Tennessee to cover the big story- the wide-spread storm and tornado damage.

I'm impressed that CNN, Fox News and the other news networks have taken the time to learn the peculiar pronunciation of our towns and counties here. A few examples…

Lafayette = la-FAY-it
Santa Fe = santa-FEE
Maury County = murrEE
Clarksville = clarks-VULL
Memphis = mefis
Hohenwald = hone-wall
Hartsville = hurts-VULL
Lebanon = Le-bin-in
Murfreesboro = mur-FEEZ-bura