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    Three tourists were driving through Wales.

    As they were approaching Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on the Welsh island of Anglesey, They started arguing about the pronunciation of the town’s name.

    “LLan-fair-poo-wee…” said the first.

    “No no – it’s llan-fair-pi-well…” argued the second.

    “I think we need to ask a local about this,” the third sighed.

    They argued back and forth until they stopped for lunch.

    As they stood at the counter, the third asked the blonde employee:

    “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce where we are… very slowly?”

    “Sure!” said the girl behind the counter. She leaned toward them and said: “Burrrrr-gerrrrr-Kinnnnng.”
    Rick Grew

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    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club

    Back in the 70's four people from the State of Oregon Water Resources Department were on a trip to a meeting on the southern Oregon Coast. They stopped in a small town called Yachats for lunch. They argued about the pronunciation of the little town's name. Finally one of them asked the gal taking their order, "how do you pronoun the name of this place?" She answered slowly, "Dairy Queen". True story. I know one of the people involved. I went to school with her and my dad was her boss.


    I think I may have relayed this story before?
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