it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
um excuse me but
Derbyshire is pronounced short of like “darbysheere”. NOT OK.
don’t get me started on Happesburg. i’ll arkansas all i want.
I feel like it’s closer to ark-in-saw.
But I’ve also heard people say “are-can-sis” (ar-kansas). My middle school social studies teacher being one.
I’d like to hear UK people pronounce all the New England towns that are clearly just renamed for places in England. And then have people from New England do it.