If You Want To Make A New Orleanian Mad, Mispronounce These 9 Words

We take it for granted, but one sure-fire way to spot a tourist is watching them try to pronounce some of our street names. Words like Pontchartrain and Tchoupitoulas just roll off the tongue for us, but could certainly trip up an outsider. Here are some of our favorite most commonly mispronounced words in New Orleans.

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