Sunday, July 15, 2007

Warrington


This is the picture that comes to mind when ever I hear someone say they are going to buy a house in Warrenton. (Pronounced "Warrington" by the locals.)

11 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

Guy, it drives me crazy when I hear it pronounced like that and even worse is when they spell it that way.

7:03 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Jeff, the locals are probably driven crazy by our lack of ability to understand there should be a "G" sound in there somewhere. Sure is funny...

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite saying about Warrenton comes from someone at my work. He said "warrenton makes longview look downright planned."

Sorry Jeff. Still love ya.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warrington has come a long ways in the past 45 years. A very long ways.
There was a time when anything or anybody connected to(except Carruthers, of course) or claiming Warrington as a hometown was sniggered over because it was generally accepted that Warrington was one of those communities where everyone rode the short bus to school. When the 101 bypass to the New Bay Bridge went online it really hit Warrington hard by denying their downtown outside dollars and their gene pool outside DNA. In fact, back in the early 1970s a lot of people likened the backwater village in the motion picture Deliverence to isolated Warrington.....

"Fort Stevens? You can't get to Fort Steven's this way, this road don't got nowhere near Fort Stevens......You sure got a purty mouth though....Squeal like a pig!"
....

9:01 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

I hate it when people say "dez moinez" (outsiders). Yet, you do say "dez plainz." I got to Omaha and a suburb was Papillion (I tried to say it like they do in French, but was quickly informed it was Pa-pill-yun. Sigh.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

We have Vienna(VI-en-a)Calais (CAL-ous) , but I still cringe when I hear BANG-er, Maine(BANG-gor). My list is infinite due to funny State accent. My real laughs come from all the politicos in WAR-shing-ton,DC. I think it's from all those "R's" New Englanders drop getting collected and absorbed by Washingtonians and the politicos.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I like that town in Oregon that people insist on calling "Jervus" (Gervais)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

When I got to Northern California, this street called the Esplanade was pronounced "Es-plan-aid". I couldn't believe it. But, these were the same people that say almonds "am-onds."

Even on the news.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Hey, your hubby says "am-onds" and corrected me for saying it the wrong way one time.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

He's from Oroville. What do you expect? You think Warrenton is bad? In Oroville, if you get a divorce, she's still your sister.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm not familair with Warrenton so I'm not sure what you're all talking "a-boot."

(Isn't that how Americans think Canadians pronounce "about?")

4:47 AM  

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