tODD and I got this going in the comment thread on my post about last Sunday, and I can’t resist opening it up to the rest of you. I said I liked the name Walla Walla, in Washington. He came back with other towns in that fair state: Sequim (pronounced “squim”) and Puyallup (”pyoo-wallop”). I rejoined with “Hicksville, Indiana.”
What are some other good–in the sense of amusing or interesting or fun to pronounce–names of small towns? If you live in one of them, that’s a bonus, and I’d appreciate hearing about whether the name is a problem or an asset. I hope also to hear from folks in Australia, where there is a town called Wagga Wagga.