Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's Nuh-VAA-duh, Stupid!

Nevada is holding state caucuses on Saturday, Jan 19th. The Clinton campaign (or not) is sueing the Culinary Worker's Union because they can vote at work while everyone else has to go their home districts. The court's decision could change the outcome in Nevada and perhaps even change the caucus system.

Be that as it may, there is something of far more import - the name of the state. While "Nuh-VAH-duh" is probably much closer to the Spanish pronunciation, the good folk of the Silver State pronounce the second syllable the same as the "A" in "add, sad, bad, mad" - Nuh-VAA-duh.

It's hard, I know, but please, East Coast talking heads, try pronouncing the State name correctly.

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Gayle said...

LOL! I noticed that too! I lived in Nevada for several years. No one there pronounces it the way those ignoramuses do. Maybe they think it's like "Tomato", "Tomahto" and it can be pronounced both ways. LOL! Makes me wonder if they pronounce the "s's" in "Des Moines".

Indigo Red said...

I've heard reporters say Dess Mioness and Illinoiss.

What's really annoying is NPR because the chided Bush for saying 'nucular', then their people turn around and say 'FebUary'. Where's the 'ru'?

Here in SoCal, we get many outsiders who have no clue to the pronouncation of the Spanish locales. The newbies can be spotted when they say La Canada (eh) like the country north of the US, instead of La Can-yada.

Reporters who hold forth on the state of the Republic should find out how to say stuff before they look like idiots. They'll look like idiots anyway, but least their pronounciations will be right.

Whoa, that was a bit long just to say, 'yeah, they do say the 'ss'!

dcat said...

How about Warshington? LOL

Indigo Red said...

Oh God, I hate that one too! There's no R in Washington!