From "Balmor" to "Trono": How to Pronounce City and State Names Like the Locals

“Bald-more,” “Bawl-mer,” “Bal-more?" | Image of Baltimore, Maryland by dpbirds via Flickr

It's pretty embarrassing to travel to a destination and then pronounce its name incorrectly for the duration of your stay. The linked article put together a group of city names  both in the United States and abroad  that are frequently mispronounced, and ventures to inform us how the locals say the word.

Going on a trip? Check out this list before you leave, just in case. 

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In PA, Dauphin is pronounced "daw-fin" stress on first not "daw-fa" stress on second

And make sure to stress the first syllable for Lancaster
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