About…Indiana!

Indiana State SealOne of the benefits of my job is getting to travel all over the state of Indiana and visit lots of small towns. A common faux pas was to mispronounce the name of a town to a local. So here’s a heads up…if you’re visitng one of the following places, learn the right way to say it!

Carmel = Car-mul
Dubois= Do-boys
Russiaville = Roosh-a-vil
Terre Haute = Ter-ah Hote
Versailles= Ver-sails
Vevay = Vee-vee
Vienna = Vy-enna

Some of my favorite town names include:
Farmland
French Lick
Gas City
Gnaw Bone
Hogtown
Loogootee
Mishawaka
Nappanee
Shipshewana
Wakarusa
Winamac

Additionally, you may or may not know that Indiana is home to:
Athens
Atlanta
Austin
Boston
Brazil
Brooklyn
Buddha
Chili
Cincinnati
Columbus
Denmark
Denver
Dublin
Geneva
Georgia
Ireland
Lebanon
Manhattan
Mecca
Memphis
Mexico
Miami
Milan
Morocco
Moscow
Nashville
Nebraska
Nevada
Peru
Rome
Scotland
Warsaw

Now you know–aha!

Know funny place names where you’re from? Share them in the comments below!

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