Living in Lawton, it's always easy to spot the newbies and most recent transplants to our community. They always refer to Cache Road as Cashay instead of Cash. The mistaken dialect is understandable, Oklahoma is full of oddly pronounced things, the towns being some of the most famously mispronounced names around.
To be completely fair, even though I spent a ton of time growing up here in Southwest Oklahoma, I called Cache Road by the wrong name when I first moved here too. Even as I continue living here fifteen years later, I'm still learning the "correct" way to say many town names in this state.
While they may not all seem like a challenge, especially if you grew up here, the way Oklahomans speak is different, and that's a fair assumption. Granted, the town names aren't nearly as challenging to guess at as some on the East Coast, but the struggle-bus travels through the Sooner State too.
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 Beauty Of Southwest Oklahoma
Too many people spend too much time complaining about being in Southwest Oklahoma. If only they'd shut their mouths and open their eyes from time to time, then they'd see the true beauty of this place.
The Frozen Wichita Mountains
When Southwest Oklahoma gets a rare blizzard with serious snowfall, the mountains take on a fresh and stunning look. It's something we all get to experience thanks to the video and camera work of a few awesome locals with a stellar YouTube channel, The Pemberton Boys
. They flew their drones and explored the mountains across SWOK while the views were grand, putting it online for everyone to enjoy.
15 More Amazing Southwest Oklahoma Hole-In-The-Wall Eats
It's far too easy to be lulled into thinking the same old chain restaurants are the "good" places to eat across Southwest Oklahoma. You won't find a single franchise on this list. It's all locally owned, locally run, sometimes a little run down, but you'll agree the meals are outstanding when you walk away with a belly full of the good stuff.