Maryland May 14, 2018
If You Can Pronounce These 8 Places, You’ve Lived In Maryland For Far Too Long
Do you consider yourself a well-traveled Marylander? How many of the following eight places around the Old Line State can you pronounce correctly? Take a look at this list and test your skills!
1. Havre de Grace
This town name looks pretty intimidating at first, but it's pronounced Hav-ruh-deh-Grace. Once you learn it, you'll have it down forever.
No - not like a hair bow. Locals pronounce this Maryland spot BOO-ee.
3. Tilghman Island
No need to cough and hack to try and pronounce the GH in Tilghman. This beautiful island is simply pronounced Tillman.
4. La Plata
It's pronounced La-PLAY-tah, which throws a lot of people off.
5. Ellicott City
My Pennsylvania side of the family pronounces it ell-eh-COTT. Locals, however, relax the last part of the word and pronounce it more like ell-eh-CUT City.
6. Assateague Island
After chuckling over the beginning of the word, know that Assateague is pronounced Ass-uh-teeg.
Don't even think about pronouncing the J in Ijamsville. Simply take it out and you've got Eye-emz-ville.
8. Worcester County
The Pennsylvanian part of me wants to pronounce it with an H, kind of like Worchestershire sauce. However, locals know this place as Wooster County, confusing out-of-towners everywhere.
What are some other Maryland places or words that you find people mispronouncing? Let us know below!
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