Monday, December 5, 2011


News reader: President Obama will speak in Ossa-wuh-tom'-ee, Kansas tomorrow.
(That would be Osawatomie, I assume.)
No reason an East-Coast type should know it is Ossa-wah'-ta-mee, but don't they have a gazetteer, or dictionary, or something?

[No reason I should know, either, except that a)I have lived in Kansas; and b)I have a good friend who was from Osawatomie.]


Lin said...

They really spelled it out like that??? Phonetically???

vanilla said...

Lin, no I spelled it out the way I heard her pronounce it.