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.

Jerry Miller

Pulliam School of Journalism

Franklin College (Ind.)