7 Spots In West Virginia With Names That Only Locals Know How To Pronounce

It’s said that no matter where in the world you go, you can always spot another West Virginian. But when it comes to spotting someone who isn’t from West Virginia, there’s a handy trick that hearkens back to Old Testament times and the Ephraimites who were identified by their pronunciation of the word “shibboleth.” Of course, here in West Virginia, we don’t use the word shibboleth… we use words like Hurricane or Kanawha or any of a number of spots in the state that only locals know how to pronounce, like:

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Do you think you know how to say all of these place names like a local? What other West Virginia words do you get a kick out of hearing visitors to our beautiful state pronounce? Philippi is another fun one, and Pruntytown…

Even if you can’t say it like a native West Virginian would, you should still plan to visit some of these state favorite spots. Here’s more information on Canaan Valley, Cairo, and Cacapon, to start.

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