You can always tell when someone isn't from Oklahoma when they start trying to pronounce town names. To be fair I'm from here and there are still some names I struggle to say correctly. The challenge is very real.
SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH NON-OKIES BUTCHERING OK. PRONOUNCIATIONS
With Lawton, Fort Sill being a military town we get people from all over and it's always entertaining to hear them attempt to pronounce streets, counties, and town names. How many times have you heard someone say Cash-A road? Or Cash-A-Ah road when talking about Cache road? Or when they say they're heading to Chick-ah-Shay-A or Chick-ash-ah when talking about Chickasha? We get it, some of these aren't easy to say.
Hit play on the video and get ready to laugh as non-Okies attempt and fail to pronounce various Oklahoma town names. Some of the pronunciations they get right, but most of them, they just butcher them to pieces!
Hit play on the video below to hear non-Okies try to pronounce Oklahoma cities & towns
A lot of the names, especially the ones that are Native American are spelled really strangely. It's like the alphabet and letter sounds are switched, silent, or completely off to what you're used to seeing and saying.
All the usual sounds and consonants are mixed up or totally M.I.A. Need an example how about the town of Ouachita, it's pronounced (WASH-uh-tuh) or how about Bokchito which is pronounced (BOHK-cheat-uh).
So if you're new to Oklahoma you might want to watch the video, a few times. Even though you might mispronounce a street, county, or town name most of us will know exactly what and where you're talking about. We're used to it by now and we completely understand the struggle. Welcome to the Sooner State!
Top Mispronounced Towns That Show You're Not From Oklahoma
Just for funs, try to pronounce these town names before hopping to the phonetics...
The top 10 Oklahoma pumpkin patches & corn mazes
If you're looking for a place to go for a little fall family fun you're in luck! Oklahoma is home to some of the biggest and best pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the U.S. People from all over travel to the Sooner State every fall to visit these incredible farms. Not only do they offer pumpkin patches along with corn and hay mazes, they also have all kinds of other activities like petting zoos, rides, arts & crafts, food, games, haunted attractions, and a whole lot more. So no matter what your idea of fall fun is, you can find it all in one place!
Take a tour of this Oklahoma 'Yellowstone' style ranch!
Take a virtual tour of this EPIC 'Yellowstone'
style ranch that's for sale in Oklahoma! If you have a spare $1,900,000
you could be the round new owner of this awesome property. It's located at 39111 South Highway 82 in Vinita, OK.
it's near Langley, OK. on the Grand River. It features 1,320 feet of riverfront on 69.3 acres. The house, more like a mini-ranch mansion, is a log home with a whopping 6,800 square feet of living space. It contains 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It's listed by Diana Patterson
of McGraw REALTORS
. Scroll through all the pictures below to take a quick look inside and out of this incredible OK. ranch estate!
Peek inside this EPIC Oklahoma castle that's for sale!
Take a virtual tour of this EPIC medieval-style castle in Oklahoma City, OK. that's for sale. If you have $1,999,999
you could be the proud new owner, better yet king or queen of this one-of-a-kind estate! It's located at 6424 S.W. 104th Street in Oklahoma City, OK.
It's listed by Karl W. Oltermann
and Rhonda Oltermann
of Coldwell Banker Select
. Can you imagine actually living here and being this kingdom's ruler? Scroll through all the pictures below to take a quick look inside this incredible one-of-a-kind home.