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:

1. Viscount

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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"!

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2. Doniphan 

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I've heard certain anchors call it "Donovan"- there's no "V"! As a child I would call it "dolphin" but I digress.

3. Trawood 

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The Google assistant pronounced it "Traw-wood"- we all know it's "Tray-wood".

4. George Dieter 

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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"

5. Rojas 

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This one must confuse non-Spanish speakers. The "J" has an "H" sound. It's "Ro-has" not "Ro-jas"

6. PIedras 

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Another that must confuse non-Spanish speakers. It's "Pee-e-dras".

7. Yarbrough

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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!


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Many of us are guilty of calling it "Airways", the added "S" gives it a little spice.

Lee Trevino

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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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