Posted by Matt on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 8:16pm.
You make me sad. Very, very sad.

Well, not you in particular, just your anecdote about Flyover Zone culture. Pronouncing a city name like that is even worse than Sequim in WA, which people pronounce, "Squim." Or something.

Then again, I just found out there's this area on the southern edge of San Francisco where a lot of the streets are named for famous writers. One of the streets is pronounced "GO-eth" by the locals, though it's spelled "Goethe."

Again, with the sadness.

Open question for the language buffs: Does anyone know for sure whether or not to pronounce the final E in "schadenfreude?" I've heard it both ways.
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