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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:16 PM

I may put this extremely important question elsewhere but I need the input of some real Texans.

Read the first in Nevada Barr series of Anna Pigeon park ranger books which takes place in Texas. The audio reader continually says Guadaloop for the park and all my life I have heard Guadaloopay for Guadalupe Mountains. Just as in Houston one says San Felipay for San Felipe and in Austin it is Manshack for Manchaca. Now I know since living in these places that these pronunciations are wrong but local. When I first came to Austin I did not even know what the heck my husband was taking about when he told me to turn on Manshack and I missed a turn taking kids to the zoo in Houston looking for San Felipay having just moved there from San Antonio. However like the Netflix series where the woman who says she is from Texas says peecan for pecan (one Texans remarked that a peecan is where one urinates when you cannot find a bathroom) and the audio reader who says javelina instead of havelina. These things drive me crazy. If I were ever asked to do an audio reading from a book placed in another area of the country, I would find me a local. BTW, that is an excellent series. Each book is placed in a different National Park.

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Reply I may put this extremely important question elsewhere but I need the input of some real Texans. (Original post)
efhmc Apr 11 OP
MLAA Apr 11 #1
Skittles Apr 11 #2
Dustlawyer Apr 12 #11
MLAA Apr 11 #3
Xipe Totec Apr 11 #4
efhmc Apr 11 #5
efhmc Apr 11 #7
efhmc Apr 11 #6
musette_sf Apr 12 #8
efhmc Apr 12 #9
musette_sf Apr 12 #10
efhmc Apr 12 #12
ratchiweenie Apr 12 #13
Javaman Apr 12 #14

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:22 PM

1. Sounds like a great series I will check it out. Thanks.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:24 PM

2. I have lived in Texas a long time

I have only ever heard GWADA - LOOP

heh, I used to live on Manchaca Road in Austin

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:03 AM

11. Yup!

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:27 PM

3. Just bought the first book 🙂

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:29 PM

4. It's an-AH-whack, not ANNA-whack for Anahuac, Texas.

But that's what the locals call it; ANNA-whack.

So who am I to argue.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:41 PM

5. Eveyone does knows the delicious but old joke about the Mexia diary queen? One of my favorites.

"How do you pronounce where we are?" asked a tourist at the local Dairy Queen in Mexia. Who knows the punch line? I have always thought there was probably a real event connected with this golden nugget.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:59 PM

7. One of my favorite: So the sweet young server looks at the tourist

and says with a very clear drawn out enunciation, "Dairy Queen."

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:45 PM

6. I know that one.

Really could not see how anyone could release a Texas writer's audio book and have someone say javelina like a javelin. BTW, different author.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:08 AM

8. IIRC San Felipe

is locally pronounced as San Phillip-ee.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:13 AM

9. Where?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:45 AM

10. Houston

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:02 PM

12. Of course.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:08 PM

13. That's like the Alaska town of Valdez. In Alaska it's pronounced Valdeez.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:23 PM

14. you forgot "Fer" for Fire. LOL nt

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