Missou-rah or Missou-ree? Trillin Weighs In.

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.18.10 | 3:53 PM ET

NPR’s Weekend Edition tapped writer (and Missourian) Calvin Trillin to tackle the longstanding pronunciation debate. According to Trillin, the confusion results from a geographical divide:

I think Missou-rah(ph) is particularly prevalent—I’ve read this, I didn’t know this of my own accord—in the northwest part of the state and a majority in Kansas City. And Missou-ree(ph) I’ve always thought of as a St. Louis and therefore eastern pronunciation.

There you go, travelers. Problem solved. (Via The Book Bench)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for Missou-rah or Missou-ree? Trillin Weighs In.

ramjet44 10.19.10 | 10:05 AM ET

Query solved

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