Most Mispronounced City Names In America

When I first stumbled across this article talking about some of the most mispronounced city names in America I was surprised that a few Montana cities did not make the list.

We have got some pretty unique names in the Big Sky, that unless you have heard someone else say them correctly, would be pretty easy to pronounce wrong.

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Before we get to our neighbors city that landed on the most mispronounced city name list, let us look at a couple of Montana's most mispronounced.

One of the most commonly mispronounced name in Montana is


A wide angle shot of the Butte Skyline

It's like a running joke that people say Butte wrong, in fact I almost think people are mispronouncing it they wrong way just to make us Montanans mad.


An aerial shot of Havre, MT

As a Minnesota Vikings fan I blame Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers for the reason no one can pronounce Havre right.

While those names might get a unique interpretation from outsiders when asked how they would pronounce them, the website Best Life Online did not think they deserved a place in the top 5 most mispronounced city names.

However, our neighbors in Idaho are home to the number 5 most mispronounced name in America.

An aerial city view of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with haze skies from wildfires
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

This lakeside oasis, pronounced "Core Duhlane," is the name that French traders called the Native American tribe that lived in the area. The tribe's actual title was Schitsu'umsh.

If you've like to see the whole list of mispronounced names check out the list here, and for more mispronounced Montana city names check out the gallery below. 👇

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