Kentucky City Ranks Most Mispronounced Place in America
If you live in the area we call The Tri-State, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, you have probably heard this city pronounced several ways, and most of them are wrong.
Frommer’s knows plenty about the travel industry, and how easy it is to mispronounce words. I thought it was pronounced 'FROM-ERS'. It actually rhymes with Gomer or roamers. Frommer's recently released the ranking of the most mispronounced cities in America, and I was not surprised to see Louisville, Kentucky on the shortlist.
How to Pronounce: Louisville, Kentucky
I think that I was around 33 years old when I finally learned the correct way to pronounce Louisville, and that is only because I was living there. In Southern Indiana, we pronounce it LOOIE-VILLE. Like it's two words: This is Louie and here is his Ville. Well, that's wrong. It's also not pronounced LEWISVILLE.
Say it with me: LOO-uh ville...
@carsoncarby Yes, Louisville locals pronounce Louisville very specifically. But here’s how the locals pronounce it! Do people often say the name of your city wrong? #louisville#louisvilleky#kentucky#visitkentucky#ky#girlsborntotravel#visitlouisville♬ original sound - Carson | Female Travel Life
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