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Europeans at Ryder Cup try to pronounce Wisconsin town names

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-25 15:26:16-04

SHEBOYGAN — When I first moved to Wisconsin, there were a few times that I completely butchered some Wisconsin town names. I had no idea of how to say Oconomowoc, Wauwatosa, or Eau Claire.

As a reporter, it's pretty important to know that sort of stuff, so I learned quickly. However, it didn't come without my fair share of slip ups and embarrassing moments.

So I decided to return the favor to the visting Team Europe fans at the Ryder Cup. I asked Scottish, Irish, and French fans to pronounce: Milwaukee, Minocqua, Wauwatosa, Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Manitowoc, Weyauwega, and Prairie du Chien. Spoiler alert, the French did not like how Wisconsinites pronounce Prairie du Chien (SHEEN).

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