Here is a list of places in Texas that even the most Texan of Texans are more than likely mispronouncing.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, see if you have been mispronouncing these names:

  • Balmorhea - "BAL-more-AY"
  • Buda - "BYOO-duh"
  • Nacogdoches - "NACK-ah-DOE-chess"
  • New Braunfels - "New BRAWN-fulls"
  • Pedernales - "PURR-den-NAL-ess"
  • Refugio - "ref-FURY-oh"
  • Waxahachie - "WAWKS-uh-HATCH-ee"
  • Palestine - "PAL-ess-STEEN"
  • Burnet - "BURR-nit"
  • Waco - "WAY-co"
  • Manor - "MAIN-er"
  • Llano - "LAN-oh"
  • Miami - "my-AM-uh"
  • Leakey - "LAY-key"
  • Bexar - "BEAR"
  • Gruene - "GREEN"
  • Iraan - "EYE-ruh-ANN"
  • Mexia - "muh-HAY-uh"
  • Elgin - "EL-jen"
  • Dumas - "DOO-mus"
  • Manchaca - "MAN-shack"
  • Goldthwaite - "GOALTH-wait"
  • Amarillo - "AM-uh-RILL-oh"
  • Marathon - "MARE-uh-THUN"
  • Pecos - "PAY-cuss"
  • Pflugerville - "FLU-gur-ville"
  • Poth - "POE-th"
  • San Marcos - "San MAR-cuss"
  • Salado - "suh-LAY-doe"
  • Colmesneil - "COLE-mess-kneel"
  • Desdemona - "des-di-MOAN-uh"
  • Lake Buchanan - "Lake buck-CAN-nun"
  • Blanco - "BLANK-oh"

There ya go, how many have you been mispronouncing all this time?