23 Of The Most Mispronounced Texas Town Names
One of my favorite movies ever is Quentin Tarantino's 2009 war epic Inglorious Basterds. There are so many amazingly tense, quotable, and hilarious scenes in the movie, its easy to see why its considered one of Tarantino's best.
Perhaps my favorite scene is the infamous "tavern scene". Without spoiling it (I know, its a movie from 2009, I shouldn't need to be worried about spoilers, but if you haven't seen it, I want you to stop now and go watch it without spoilers) the scene is one of the most tense pieces of film I've ever watched. I don't think I can make my point without a light spoiler, so...in the scene, a spy is trying not to give away that he's a spy.
One of the fastest ways that giveaway could happen is if the spy mispronounced a city name. I'm not saying that's what happens (no spoilers), but that would be the fastest way to spoil that scenario.
For example, if someone was pretending to be from Texas, and they mispronounced the name of a city in the Lone Star State, you'd know right away that something was up. That's not limited to Texas, that's anywhere. I was born in a city named Charlevoix and grew up just south of Sault Ste. Marie. If someone claimed to be from my neck of the woods, and mispronounced one of those, I'd just see (or hear) red flags.
If you're from Texas, you probably have an idea of some city names you'd keep an ear out for in that scenario. Check if yours match the ones on this list: