Ohio place name pronunciation challenge!!!!!

Cairo
Greenwich
Houston
Lima
Milan
Nevada
Rio Grande
Versailles
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  • There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
    yeah I got this

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    • Sandwich
    • The Apollo Moom Landing
    • Beans
    • Napoli
    • Texas
    • "Big River" by Johnny Cash
    • Westphalia
  • Gormenghast
  • carol
    green switch palace
    how's it done?
    there's a bean over there!
    melange
    [offended Nevada resident]
    [Mexican stereotype]
    [permission to eat cake]

    ohayou gozaimasu
  • they all rhyme with donkey
  • Munch munch, chomp chomp...
    Cai-roh
    Gren-wick
    Ohio
    Ohio
    Ohio
    Ohio
    Ohio
    Ohio
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    Cathedral
    White Parish
    Cliffside Hamlet
    Witch's Thicket
    Catacombs
    Stockade
    Twin Spires
    Ruined Castle
    Verboten Domain
    The Abyss
  • Casino Night Zone
    The Cow Palace
  • edited 2021-07-17 19:40:56
    Darkness is ever the herald of dawn.
    My guesses, based upon a geology professor I once knew who was from Indiana (who, when called out on his bad pronunciations of local towns, would ask people to pronounce towns from Indiana and then laugh when people messed up).

    "Cai" like the letter k, "ro", like the first word of "row, row, row your boat".
    "Green" like the color, "wich" like the last four letters of "sandwich".
    "Hous" like the name of a dwelling (house), "ton" so as to rhyme with "run".
    "Lima" like the bean.
    "Mil" like the last four letters of "windmill", and "an" like the first two letters of "anchovy".
    "helphelpIamastupideasternerwhocannotpronouncethingsproperlypleaseforgivemeandtakemymoney".
    "Rio" like the first syllable of Scooby Doo attempting to say "Dio Brando", "Grande" rhymes with "candy".
    "Ver" like the first three letters of "Vermont", "sailles" like the word "sails".
  • “Alice is like Princess Kaguya, except instead of being found in a stalk of bamboo and sending suitors on impossible quests, she was found in a toy store and eats all the candy.” – Fossilmaiden
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Cai" like the letter k, "ro", like the first word of "row, row, row your boat".
    Correct
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Green" like the color, "wich" like the last four letters of "sandwich".
    Correct
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Hous" like the name of a dwelling (house), "ton" so as to rhyme with "run".
    Correct
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Lima" like the bean.
    Correct
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Mil" like the last four letters of "windmill", and "an" like the first two letters of "anchovy".
    Not quite…
    Ali_Roz said:

    "helphelpIamastupideasternerwhocannotpronouncethingsproperlypleaseforgivemeandtakemymoney".
    Fair enough!
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Rio" like the first syllable of Scooby Doo attempting to say "Dio Brando", "Grande" rhymes with "candy".
    Not quite.
    Ali_Roz said:

    "Ver" like the first three letters of "Vermont", "sailles" like the word "sails".
    Correct

    You did pretty well, overall, considering how mangled some of these are!
  • edited 2021-07-17 21:23:08
    okay, i guess i should answer seriously too

    Cairo - see note below, except I wouldn't have guessed "cay-row"
    Greenwich - I know the English place name is pronounced "Grennich" and so I am figuring that this is all unusual place name pronunciations so it's probably "GREEN-witch"
    Houston - the first syllable is almost certainly pronounced like "house" or "how's", and I think I've heard of this before
    Lima - this probably is pronounced the way English-speakers say "lima bean", with a long i, rather than the Spanish pronunciation (even though that's also the source of the bean name).
    Milan - assuming unusual pronunciations, i would guess "MY-lun" (or "MILE-un"), but 
    Nevada - I know of people dinging others for pronouncing the second syllable as a short a vs. an "ah" a.  I forget which one is the official pronunciation of the state name, but presumably the Ohio location is the other one.
    Rio Grande - I'd guess that the second word is pronounced like "grand" in English rather than "grande" in Spanish.
    Versailles - I'd guess that this is pronounced like "ver-SAIL", or better yet, "ver-SAILS", in contrast to its French pronunciation.
  • it's not Kye-roh?
  • Based on what the Princess said in response to the alligator, apparently not.
  • Indiana Jones lied to me
  • Indiana Jones lied to me

    GO BACK TO EGYPT
  • “Alice is like Princess Kaguya, except instead of being found in a stalk of bamboo and sending suitors on impossible quests, she was found in a toy store and eats all the candy.” – Fossilmaiden
    ANSWER KEY:

    Spoiler:

    KAY-ro
    GREEN-witch
    HOUSE-ton
    LYE-muh
    MYE-luhn
    nuh-VEY-duh
    RYE-oh grand (people get especially angry at this one)
    ver-SALES
  • RYE-oh? Duran Duran lied to me
  • “Alice is like Princess Kaguya, except instead of being found in a stalk of bamboo and sending suitors on impossible quests, she was found in a toy store and eats all the candy.” – Fossilmaiden
    It's funny, because the place is called "Rio Grande, Ohio" but "Rio Grande" and "Ohio" both just mean "big river"
  • yo dawg
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
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