Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 12:01:35 -0500 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" 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.) >