7 Street Names El Pasoan’s Know How To Pronounce on the First Try
Have you ever had to GPS yourself in your own city? After living here my entire life, I had to ask Google how to get me somewhere in my own city! In my defense, I hardly ever venture out to the far East side so I needed some guidance.
The GPS was helpful, of course, however, I found it quite comical how some of the streets were pronounced. I'm sure it happens in any city; certain street names are written and pronounced differently. I just had never actually heard it happen in my own city!
I guess living here has accustomed me to the street names- so much so that I'm sure out of towners get a little confused when pronounce them correctly on the first try, like these seven street names we can pronounce correctly on the first try:
I legit heard the Google Map voice call it "VIS-count" when we all know it's "Vy-count", no need to pronounce the "S"!
I've heard certain anchors call it "Donovan"- there's no "V"! As a child I would call it "dolphin" but I digress.
The Google assistant pronounced it "Traw-wood"- we all know it's "Tray-wood".
4. George Dieter
Yeah, this one gets a lot of people. I don't blame the Google assistant, it pronounced it the way it's spelled "DIET-er", we know it's "Dee-ter"
This one must confuse non-Spanish speakers. The "J" has an "H" sound. It's "Ro-has" not "Ro-jas"
Another that must confuse non-Spanish speakers. It's "Pee-e-dras".
A good way to remember this one is: How does a pirate from El Paso greet you? "Yar- Bro!"
On the other end, there are two notorious street names that El Pasoan's butcher every time!
Many of us are guilty of calling it "Airways", the added "S" gives it a little spice.
Maybe because a lot of us speak Spanish, we're guilty of pronouncing "Trevino" as if there a tilde on the n and pronounce it as "Lee Treviño"- there isn't a tilde but I won't judge you if you do.
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