You can always tell when someone isn't from Oklahoma when they start trying to pronounce town names. To be fair I'm from here and there are still some names I struggle to say correctly. The challenge is very real.


With Lawton, Fort Sill being a military town we get people from all over and it's always entertaining to hear them attempt to pronounce streets, counties, and town names. How many times have you heard someone say Cash-A road? Or Cash-A-Ah road when talking about Cache road? Or when they say they're heading to Chick-ah-Shay-A or Chick-ash-ah when talking about Chickasha? We get it, some of these aren't easy to say.

Hit play on the video and get ready to laugh as non-Okies attempt and fail to pronounce various Oklahoma town names. Some of the pronunciations they get right, but most of them, they just butcher them to pieces!

Hit play on the video below to hear non-Okies try to pronounce Oklahoma cities & towns

A lot of the names, especially the ones that are Native American are spelled really strangely. It's like the alphabet and letter sounds are switched, silent, or completely off to what you're used to seeing and saying.

All the usual sounds and consonants are mixed up or totally M.I.A. Need an example how about the town of  Ouachita, it's pronounced (WASH-uh-tuh) or how about Bokchito which is pronounced (BOHK-cheat-uh).

So if you're new to Oklahoma you might want to watch the video, a few times. Even though you might mispronounce a street, county, or town name most of us will know exactly what and where you're talking about. We're used to it by now and we completely understand the struggle. Welcome to the Sooner State!

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