Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 12:01:35 -0500
From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU
Subject: Re: place names
One of the suburbs of Chicago is Des Plaines. DESS PLAYNZ.
As one who has actually been to GalVESton, Ind., let me throw in two other
Hoosier place names that aren't pronounced the way most "foreigners" to our
state always assume. One is Chili, Ind., which is pronounced CHEYE-lie, and
Peru, which--in Indiana only--has the accent on the first syllable.
Oh, and there is also Pulaski County, where the native insist that it be
pronounced Pulask-eye (not -ee).
What a funny, but interesting, little state we have here.
Pulliam School of Journalism
Franklin College (Ind.)