Never Mispronounce These 9 Words In Front Of An Arizonan

There are plenty of ways to make an Arizonan cringe. Complain about the heat when it’s a lovely 86-degrees outside. Attempt to drive through then subsequently get trapped in a flooded flash flood zone. Another item to add to that list would be to mispronounce some basic Arizona words.

Most of the words you’ll find around the state are either Spanish or English in origin, so you won’t encounter any major tongue twisters. Occasionally, though, you’ll come across words that might make you scratch your head or that might earn you some well-deserved teasing for odd pronunciations. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few of those.

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Enduring some awkward moments with relatives visiting Arizona for the first time? You might find yourself relating to the experiences listed in 11 Awkward Moments Every Arizonan Has Endured At Least Once.