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post #1 of 36
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Here is the name of a river in Mississippi. Master class points to anyone who can figure out how it's pronounced. I think this should be a fun little game both of finding funny place names and trying to type up pronunciations.

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Tchoutacabouffa
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post #2 of 36
Chew-tuh-kuh-boofah

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post #3 of 36
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Tchoutacabouffa

Joey Buttafucco.

Close!?
post #4 of 36
Koo-ta-ka-boofa
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post #5 of 36
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Hehehe. None of you are even close to the way they pronounce it.
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post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by shetline View Post

Throat-warbler mangrove

Ding ding ding!
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post #7 of 36
Throat-warbler mangrove
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post #8 of 36
My southern spider sense tells me that last syllable probably gets collapsed into "buff."

So, something tuh-ka-buff? Chew, I'll guess.

Chew-TUH-ka-buff or Chew-tuh-ka-BUFF.
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post #9 of 36
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You are very close.
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post #10 of 36
I bet he knows.
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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood View Post

I bet he knows.

I love that kid. Nothing like asperger's on the teevee.
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post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Oooh! Am I right about the 'buff?

Maybe something like "chew-TUCKA-buff"? Chew-TACKA-buff?

Buff is correct. and you're right about the syllables. And you're getting close on the first part.

Edit: WHY IS THIS ABOVE THE POST I'M RESPONDING TO? TO WHICH I'M RESPONDING!
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

You are very close.

Oooh! Am I right about the 'buff?

Maybe something like "chew-TUCKA-buff"? Chew-TACKA-buff?
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post #14 of 36
Chew-Ka-Ka-Buffet
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post #15 of 36
This thread reminds me of a polish beer:

Zywiec

Any takers?
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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Omega View Post

This thread reminds me of a polish beer:

Zywiec

Any takers?

Zeech?

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post #17 of 36
It's gotta be "Chewy-Taco-Beef"!
post #18 of 36
I myself am not 100% sure, but how I have heard it pronounced it has three syllables.
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post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

Tchoutacabouffa

Chew-ta-guybrushthreepwoodsmom-bouffa?
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Omega View Post

I myself am not 100% sure, but how I have heard it pronounced it has three syllables.

yes..
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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

yes..

Chout-ka-buff?
post #22 of 36
How 'bout...... CHOW-ka-buff.
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post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

yes..

I was hoping for a few more takers before the big reveal! Or are you you agreeing that it has three syllables?

(also trying to hide my ignorance in case I am wrong )
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post #24 of 36
... Guide To Gulf Coast Living: Pronunciations.

Fourth word from the bottom;

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Tchoutacabouffa (chew-ta-ka-BUFF) River

Don't know if it's right, and I would never try to claim it as my guess, as my spelling/pronunciation is atrocious.
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post #25 of 36
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Apologies for the 3 syllables thing. I have no idea why I agreed to that, considering it has FOUR syllables (blame late-night reading of Jane Eyre, folks). Even still, some of you got very close.

Are you ready?

Drumroll, please.....


















Shoot-Uh-Cah-Buff
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post #26 of 36
CHEW-tu-ku-buff (the 'u's are short)

It means "broken pot"
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by icfireball View Post

CHEW-tu-ku-buff (the 'u's are short)

It means "broken pot"

Only people from the wrong side of D'Iberville pronounce it that way!

Now we need a new word. Anyone game?
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post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

Only people from the wrong side of D'Iberville pronounce it that way!

Now we need a new word. Anyone game?

Envelope
post #29 of 36
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Aaaahn-vuh-lope
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post #30 of 36
En-VEL-up
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post #31 of 36
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En-VEL-up

Yankee. ROUND THOSE FEKKIN' VOWELS!
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post #32 of 36
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En-VEL-up

Isn't that "envelop" like the verb -- to wrap up, cover, or completely surround?
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by midwinter View Post

Aaaahn-vuh-lope

That's correct, as that word is French in origin.
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by icfireball View Post

Isn't that "envelop" like the verb -- to wrap up, cover, or completely surround?

Right, and the southern version of that would be "in-VAYL-up." Or, more probably, "smother."
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post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Right, and the southern version of that would be "in-VAYL-up." Or, more probably, "smother."

I thought it was "in-BRAY-ed"

*ducks*

*joins SDW in his hiding place*
post #36 of 36
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Fekkin yankees.

It's IN-bray-ud.
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