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How do you think it's pronounced?
Spoke-Can 53%  53%  [ 10 ]
Spoke-Cane 42%  42%  [ 8 ]
Spock-Can 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Spook-Cane 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 19
04 May 2007, 12:05 pm

No cheating everyone. Don't say the answer to anyone. We want to see what everything thinks of how the name is pronounced.



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04 May 2007, 12:46 pm

Spock-Cane
it is not on the menu



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04 May 2007, 1:16 pm

Kosmonaut wrote:
Spock-Cane
it is not on the menu


Neither is Spook-Can


And being from Oregon and have visited the city in question, know the answer. . .but I'm not going to tell you. LMAO


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04 May 2007, 1:51 pm

I voted for Spoke-Can, because that's how I always hear it pronounced on TV.

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04 May 2007, 2:02 pm

Spo as in spoken
cane as in cane.

What do i win :?:



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04 May 2007, 2:17 pm

So now, is Boise, Idaho pronounced:

Boy-zee?

or

Boy-see?

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04 May 2007, 2:21 pm

edit, guess I should read the OP a little closer. I know the answer but am not telling :P


boy see
BOYsee



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04 May 2007, 9:23 pm

Spoe-cane is how I would try. :)


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05 May 2007, 7:59 am

Here's another fun one- Willamette. And no one else from Oregon, Washington or Idaho give the answer away.


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05 May 2007, 8:03 am

Spock-ane

Silent 'c'


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05 May 2007, 1:40 pm

sigholdaccountlost wrote:
Spock-ane

Silent 'c'
ahahahaha


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05 May 2007, 7:46 pm

sigholdaccountlost wrote:
Spock-ane

Silent 'c'

LOLOL!! !


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06 May 2007, 6:58 am

TG wrote:
sigholdaccountlost wrote:
Spock-ane

Silent 'c'

LOLOL!! !


Who said I was joking?


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06 May 2007, 10:57 am

Or, for those who are locals - SPOH-can. The "-cane" ending seems to be common among those Americans from the East Coast, who are used to pronunciations that don't ignore letters for no readily-apparent reason (true reason having to do with the fact that NTs tried to do the transliteration from local Native dialects to English).

For more examples of names like this, see "Sequim" and "Puyallup".

(Hint: in Sequim, the "E" is silent.)


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06 May 2007, 11:30 am

I always hear it as "Spoke-can" on TV. Local cable TV here in Edmonton carries the US network stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS) from Spokane, and I've visited there a few times.


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06 May 2007, 5:35 pm

Spoke-can is how I pronounce it.

I'm curious as to why some of the members here are fascinated with Idaho. Most people I know don't think about it very much, or if they do they find it boring.