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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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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