Say What? 17 of the Most Mispronounced Places in the Capital Region
We are lucky to live in the vast, beautiful upstate region of New York, more specifically known to us simply as the "Capital Region."
But the reality is, that's about as simple as it gets.
I've lived in this area my entire life, and the differences in our towns, cities, villages, and hamlets can be astonishing. Not just the way each one looks and feels, but how it's pronounced or tried to be pronounced.
There are proper phonetics for all of these wonderful places, but that doesn't mean we necessarily abide by them. Sometimes locals have their own way of identifying their hometown. Try telling someone from Schoharie that it's "Skoh", not "Skuh" and they're likely to tell you to go hike Vroman's Nose.
Imagine being an out-of-towner needing to get to a place called "Schaghticoke?" Good luck with that!
Here is a list of what many would consider the 17 most mispronounced places in the Capital Region.
Did your hometown make it on here, did we miss any? Let us know, we can add to this list at any time!