How do you say "Econlockhatchee" River?

It's a question I'm asked frequently by students doing book reports after they've received some info from me. "How do you pronounce 'Econlockhatchee?'"

First, put a bunch of marbles in your mouth and say, " E! online; did you see?" or you can say it the way we who live by the river say it: ee-con-lock-HATCH-ee. If you really want to sound native, just say, "the Econ."

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

We've got some of those tongue twisters down here too.

Ron Smith said...

That reminds me of Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans:

Chew-puh-two-lus.

They both sound like Native American words.