Videos On How and How Not to Pronounce Illinois? Really?
For those who just couldn't get a handle on how to properly say our state's name, YouTube can help.
I had to laugh when a friend sent me a link to a YouTube video that explains how to pronounce the word/state-name Illinois. I understand that YouTube has thousands and thousands of "how-to" videos on nearly every conceivable topic, but is Illinois really that confounding?
If you're a native, there are two ways. There's the right way, and the Ill-uh-noise way. Period.
However, here's the video help if you need it.
First, the wrong way:
Thanks for repeating several times there, Sparky. Once wasn't nearly enough.
Next, the right way:
At least this guy had the decency to lack any and all enthusiasm in his pronunciation. I can picture the director telling him to make sure that he really expressed some serious apathy. Mission accomplished.
I understand the need for pronunciation help for some places--like this:
That, my friends, is one smooth meteorologist. Nails it perfectly. And, I'm betting he didn't go online for a video to help.