A Few Central Texas City Names That People Mispronounce
With an influx of new people coming into Central Texas, I remember when I first arrived and had to start pronouncing the names of some of the local communities.
I had trouble with Killeen. I thought it was Kye Leen, because no one would want the word "KILL" in their city name. Nope, I was wrong.
Here are a few others that threw people for the first few times. Good thing we don't live near Waxahachie.
Boerne (Bur-nee) is only a few minutes north of San Antonio. Which is much easier to pronounce
- Copperas Cove
Yes, our very own Copperas Cove twists the tongue of new people the first time. We all have an urge to pronounce the "AS" at the end. Comes out Copper-ass Cove.
Yes, Mex ee a. Nope, It's Ma-hey-a. Just like Texas should be Ta-haas.