You’re Pronouncing These Magic Valley Business Names Wrong
I've lived in Twin Falls since 1987. You'd think I know how to pronounce all the names of places around the valley.
I thought I had gotten past all the hard ones when I moved here in '87. Words like Shoshone, (not Shoshon-EE) Buhl, Filer... And local businesses like Brizee Heating. (Bri-ZEE, not Breezy.) I've lived here long enough to have screwed them up once or twice and now I know better.
When you start to think about it, there's a number of Twin Falls businesses whose names aren't exactly pronounced like you'd think.
- Brizee - Bri-ZEE
- Charmac - Shar-mac
- Veeh Property Management - "V"
- Choate's Family Diner - Cho-ats
- Zurchers - ZurKers
- Lezamiz Real Estate - La-thaw-meeze
This whole thing has gotten me to wonder, what other names have we been getting wrong all this time?