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AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:24 am wait wait. which one is that +126%? Arkansas?
Kentucky.
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No, I think that's Kentucky. Arkansas is above and right of Texas. What's with the ones that are empty? Like North Dakota.
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Hmm... that got me thinking.

What states have I visited:
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • Oregon
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • South Dakota
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IanKennedy wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:49 pm No, I think that's Kentucky. Arkansas is above and right of Texas. What's with the ones that are empty? Like North Dakota.
Probably not enough info gathered.

Arkansas is on the right of Oklahoma which is the state above Texas with long section on the left.
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AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:24 am wait wait. which one is that +126%? Arkansas?
I do believe that's Kentucky.
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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:27 am
AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:24 am wait wait. which one is that +126%? Arkansas?
I do believe that's Kentucky.
Funny how someone overseas knows the states but I bet you ask an American off the street he or she probably wouldn't be able to tell you.
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McAvoy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:05 am
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:27 am I do believe that's Kentucky.
Funny how someone overseas knows the states but I bet you ask an American off the street he or she probably wouldn't be able to tell you.
I thought New Hampshire was a state :)
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Why is "Arkansas" pronounced "Ar-kan-saw" when it 'obviously should be' "Ar-kanz-ass", especially given "Kansas" is pronounced "Kanz-ass"?

Not that we're ones to talk. Try telling me the pronunciation of "Loughborough", or even "Worcestershire", which is better known because of the sauce.

Without looking it up :)
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IanKennedy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:20 am Why is "Arkansas" pronounced "Ar-kan-saw" when it 'obviously should be' "Ar-kanz-ass", especially given "Kansas" is pronounced "Kanz-ass"?

Not that we're ones to talk. Try telling me the pronunciation of "Loughborough", or even "Worcestershire", which is better known because of the sauce.

Without looking it up :)
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IanKennedy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:20 am Why is "Arkansas" pronounced "Ar-kan-saw" when it 'obviously should be' "Ar-kanz-ass", especially given "Kansas" is pronounced "Kanz-ass"?

Not that we're ones to talk. Try telling me the pronunciation of "Loughborough", or even "Worcestershire", which is better known because of the sauce.

Without looking it up :)
Arkansas' pronunciation has something to do with the French.

"Loughborough" I'm going to guess in pronounced lof-bow-row. Worcestershire is wur-ster-ser 'round these here parts.

Speaking of languages, why are the Welsh? "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"
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IanKennedy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:20 am Why is "Arkansas" pronounced "Ar-kan-saw" when it 'obviously should be' "Ar-kanz-ass", especially given "Kansas" is pronounced "Kanz-ass"?

Not that we're ones to talk. Try telling me the pronunciation of "Loughborough", or even "Worcestershire", which is better known because of the sauce.

Without looking it up :)
The English language is a messed up language. We got words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently. Like bass and bass. Lead and lead. Minute and minute. Live and live. Just off of the top of my head.
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Nutso wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:46 am
IanKennedy wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:20 am Why is "Arkansas" pronounced "Ar-kan-saw" when it 'obviously should be' "Ar-kanz-ass", especially given "Kansas" is pronounced "Kanz-ass"?

Not that we're ones to talk. Try telling me the pronunciation of "Loughborough", or even "Worcestershire", which is better known because of the sauce.

Without looking it up :)
Arkansas' pronunciation has something to do with the French.

"Loughborough" I'm going to guess in pronounced lof-bow-row. Worcestershire is wur-ster-ser 'round these here parts.
Not quite. It's more "luf-bur-re" Hear it here

Worcestershire - is "Wust-er-sher" Hear it here
Nutso wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:46 am Speaking of languages, why are the Welsh? "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"
It was basically a stunt to get the longest station name in the Britain. Locals don't really call it that. It translates as:

The church of St. Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio by the red cave.

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Obviously there are less french in "Kan-saw".
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IanKennedy wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:59 pm Obviously there are less french in "Kan-saw".
Kansas vs Arkansas pronunciation is a rabbit hole I do not want to go down. I am currently on the Hy-Brasil rabbit hole. As it comes down to it, the choice of pronunciations was just a decision made by people in control.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/584 ... ced-kansas
Actually, it took some time for Arkansans to come to agreement on pronunciation. In 1881, a heated disagreement between the state's two senators, one who said “arKANzis” and the other who said “ARkansaw,” led to a ruling by the state legislature making the “ARkansaw” pronunciation official. Ever since, Americans have gone along with the s-less, first-syllable-stressed version of Arkansas. At least when it comes to the state name. The people of Kansas don’t go any further than that. For them it's the “arKANzis” River, and “arKANzis” City.
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