nobody cares (welearntosay) wrote in polloftheday,
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Pronunciation, yay!

In Massachusetts, there's a town that's pronounced "Woos-tah" but is spelled as "Worchester", which I'm sure some of you know. It's a pretty obvious sign if you've lived in Massachusetts if the person is from around here or not; either they pronounce it phonetically or as Woos-tah or Woos-ter. However, as a person from Massachusetts, I've found an interesting discovery; there's another town that apparently doesn't sound the way it's spelled. Somebody I know from New Hampshire pronounces it differently, as well as somebody from New York. Maybe it's just them, though...I'm sort of curious as to what other people think.

Poll #983723 Woburn

How would you pronounce the word "Woburn"?

Woah-born
4(3.1%)
Woah-burn
86(67.7%)
Woo-bin
5(3.9%)
Woo-burn
16(12.6%)
Wuh-born
1(0.8%)
Wuh-burn
11(8.7%)
Something else that you haven't said yet. I can comment if I please.
4(3.1%)
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