Michigan Towns and Counties We Are All Saying Incorrectly
Many lifelong Michiganders have been saying these places wrong. Are you one them?
After putting a lifelong Floridian to the test on the pronunciation of Michigan towns. It was I, the person born and raised in Michigan that is on the hot seat. Apparently, I have no idea how to pronounce a hand full of Michigan locations As seen in the TikTok below.
Within hours that Tik Tok received at least 60 comments correcting me on the pronunciation of Gratiot County. I now know it's pronounced dangerously close to a curse word, "Grash - It."
Then an argument broke out over the pronunciation of Bois Blanc, Michigan in the comments. Some say it should be pronounced "Boy - Blonk." Others say, "Bob - Low." It is possible that Bois Blanc Township is pronounced "Boy - Blonk" while Bois Blanc Island is known as "Bob-Low." If anyone reading this lives in any of these areas and give us a definite answer that would be great.
Then we have Ocqueoc. That's a lot of vowels. After lots of googling it's safe to say you pronounce this tiny Michigan town, "Ah - Key - Ock."
I thought I had this last one correct. I did not. According to Michigan.org the small village of Ontonagon in the Upper Peninsula is pronounced, “On-TON-ogg-en."
Have you been saying the Michigan towns and counties correctly? I can't be the only one that got these wrong all of these years.
40 Michigan Towns With Names Even Life-Long Michiganders Can't Pronounce