Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You Say Tomato

Pacific Northwest Natives can be pretty full of themselves whilst listening to folks from other parts of the country try to say the names of places in the PNW. We laugh hysterically at Seequim, Poooyoop and other places that are pronounced a little differently than they are spelled.
This PNW native got her comeuppance when we were in Maine.(Remember,I reserved the right to return to Maine in future posts since we had no freaking Internet there!) We stayed near a town called Damariscotta... which syllable would you put the emphasis on? Next to that was Wiscassett..... Wiss-ka-set. I could go on, but I won't. You get the idea. Don't get too cocky, it's liable to come around and bite you,er, somewhere.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I'd emphasize the "scott" part.