September 19, 2007

Not normally a fan of puns, but....

Shoutout for a great website, especially if you happen to live in Wisconsin, you know, the state that derives its name from the Anglicized spelling of a French version of the Native American name for a river (according to the Wisconsin Historical Society) with place names like Oconomowoc and Prairie du Chien (don't even attempt to pronounce it in the French way and don't think too much of dogs either).
During the day [Jackie] Johnson is a reporter for Wisconsin Radio Network. After hours she operates, an online audio pronunciation guide for everything Wisconsin-related: towns, cities, politicians, parks and forests. Since she started the site in January 2006, she has recorded hundreds upon hundreds of names, sometimes even getting politicians to record their own.

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