If You Can Pronounce These 8 Words, You’ve Lived In Iowa For Far Too Long

Iowans don’t really have an accent – right? The Midwest is kind of neutral when it comes to that, especially when you compare Brooklyn, Iowa to Brooklyn, New York. We do have some quirky town names, though, and we’re pretty particular about how you pronounce them. Out of staters get it wrong all the time, and here are 8 of the greatest offenders.

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What are your favorite Iowa town names? Read up on the background of These 11 Iowa Town Names to learn the meanings and histories that most people don’t know!