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."


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:


They both sound like Native American words.