Tomato, Tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off
One of my closest friends from law school, was a feisty chick from Viva Las Vegas. She would constantly correct my Brooklyn pronunciation of her home state — Nevada.
I’d say Nevada, rhymes with “baby father”, she’d say Nevada, rhymes with “baby daddy.”
I wonder if she’ll read President Bush the riot act, too?
Actually, a partner at a New York law firm told me that he tried a case in Nevada and kept pronouncing it the Brooklyn (and apparently, D.C.) way and the judge corrected him twice, before threatening him with contempt fines, if he mispronounced the state’s name again… trippy.
Oh, he got it right after that.
Nevada should just change the state’s name to Las Vegas. Everyone can pronounce that.