Monday, September 19, 2011

DC Pride: French Names We Pronounce Wrong On Purpose in Descending Order of Inaccuracy

I never noticed this till I moved back here, but we D.C.-area folk sure do love naming stuff after French people and places and subsequently pronouncing those words terribly.

5. L'Enfant: "La-FAHNT"
4. Gallaudet: "Gal-ya-DETT"
3. Chantilly: "Shann-TILL-ee"
2. Grosvenor: "Grove-nur"
1. Dupont: "DOO-PAHNT"

What'd I miss?


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