Correct Mispronunciations of South Carolina Names
This dictionary includes some 400 South Carolina names, their peculiar pronunciations, and brief stories about their origins. Many folks hailing from other parts may consider these pronunciations just plain wrong, but rest assured South Carolinians will roll their eyes when those folks ask for directions to HUE-GER Street!
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"All of this sort of thing, of course, could come off in less skilled hands as merely ponderous or pedantic. But there's a wonderful lightness of tone about the Neuffers and reading their explanations is just plain fun as well as informative. The aim of their book is to see that the traditional pronunciations of names in South Carolina will be carried on, even when they may represent several hundred years of mispronunciation."—"—State (Columbia, S.C.)
"How do you pronounce names such as Huger, Legare, Mellichamp, and Abbeville? Unless you are a native of the state, chances are that you will not pronounce them like the people who live there. Here is a highly entertaining, witty guide to the right way of saying a large number of names."—Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
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