pronunciations

Illinois Cities that Most Everyone Mispronounces
When our country was young and ever-expanding, we looked to international cities for inspiration in naming our new cities and towns. Sometimes, we just added a "New" in front of an old-world city name, like New Amsterdam, New York, and  New Orleans. Sometimes, we just took the same name, s…
Do You Speak with a Rockford Accent Pt. 2
Yesterday in this space, I asked if you speak with a Rockford accent (click here if you missed it). I gave you a bunch of examples of the way we here in Rockford tend to pronounce things. We like to think of ourselves as accent-less folk, but according to the results of a study a few years ago …