Alabama May 07, 2018
If You Can Pronounce These 9 Words, You’ve Lived In Alabama For Far Too Long
Alabama is home to several places with strange, hard-to-pronounce names. Unless you’re a longtime native of the Yellowhammer State, you might not be able to pronounce many of these names correctly. Listed below are nine of the hardest-to-pronounce places in Alabama. How many of them are you familiar with?
Tallassee is a small Alabama town that's located along the banks of the Tallapoosa River in both Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. Even though "Tallassee" is pronounced exactly as it reads, many people confuse it with Tallahassee, Florida. Tallassee is pronounced "Tae-luh-see."
Sylacauga is located in Talladega County, Alabama and is nicknamed "The Marble City" and "Alabama’s Best-Kept Secret." It's pronounced "Sill-uh-caw-guh."
3. Conecuh County
Conecuh County is located in the Southern region of Alabama. Many people believe its name means "land of cane." Conecuh Sausage is one of the county's most popular businesses. Conecuh is pronounced "Cah-NECK-ah."
Flomaton is a small town in Escambia County, Alabama. Its unique name came about because the town is located on the border between Florida and Alabama. Flomaton is pronounced "Flow-ma-tahn."
Notasulga is located in both Lee and Macon counties. Established in 1893, this small town is the birthplace of novelist Zora Neale Hurston. Notasulga is pronounced "Note-uh-sul-guh."
Wedowee, which is the county seat of Randolph County, Alabama, is one of the state's most delightful small towns. Its main attraction is Lake Wedowee, and it's the perfect town to visit if you need to get away and relax. Wedowee is pronounced "Wee-DOW-ee."
Loachapoka is a tiny town that's located in Lee County, Alabama just outside of Auburn. It's also the location of the first Rosenwald School. Loachapoka is pronounced "Low-cha-poke-ah."
Oneonta is the county seat of Blount County, Alabama. It's best known for its Covered Bridge Festival, which is held each fall. Oneonta is pronounced "Oh-nee-ON-ta."
Weogufka is a tiny unincorporated community in Coosa County, Alabama. Mule Day, which is held annually on the last Saturday in April, is the community's most popular event. Weogufka is pronounced "Wee-oh-guff-ka."
What other hard-to-pronounce places in Alabama would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
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