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How do you pronounce the word Oregon?

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nageov3t

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Feb 18, 2004
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Originally posted by: adairusmc
Originally posted by: NL5
Or-eh-guhn

That's probably the closest. ( I live just outside Portland)
:thumbsup:
that's how I pronounce it.

lived in Portland, OR till my family moved back east when I was 11.
 

Bryophyte

Lifer
Apr 25, 2001
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Originally posted by: jpeyton
orygun

Also, for any visitors of our state, here are a few other common mispronunciations (with their name followed by the correct phonetic spelling):

Tigard = Tie-gerd

Couch = Cooch

Tualatin = Too-ah-la-tin

Willamette = Wil-am-it
^^^What he said. ^^^
 

waffleironhead

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Aug 10, 2005
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Speaking of states names.

why is kansas(cans-ass) and arkansas(ar-can-saw). Wouldnt it make sense to be kansas(can-saw) or arkansas(ar-cans-ass) as well?
 

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