New England Town Names That Tourists Find Impossible to Pronounce
It's tourist season here in New England and for your visiting ease, let us help you with the town names that are mis-pronounced in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts so you don't sound like .... well, a Tourist.
New Hampshire - Milan - You would think it's pronounced like the Italian City, but no. It's MY-lun
Maine - Seboies Plantation - Pronounced Seh-BOW-iss Plantation. I figure you don't need help with the second part of the town and no one says Seboies Plantation. Everyone just says, Seboies.
Massachusetts - Worcester - This one is difficult to spell, even phonetically. WISS-ster. Even that's not exactly right. The first part, WISS, has a "U" sound in it, but at least the locals will know what town you're talking about and give you points for trying. You can also try, WUSS-ster, but if you say something like, "WOR-Sess-ter" chances are, we'll at least give you the stink eye for half a second....
There are many other funny pronunciations of Massachusetts towns on this YouTube video:
Good luck during your stay here in New England!