While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Tue Feb 21 01:10:29 EST 2012

On 2/21/2012 12:42 AM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> Pittsburghers will not forgive you for leaving the "h" out of their
> name; Pittsburg is in Kansas (and several other states).

Thank you, I'll try to remember that.  In the same spirit, I always have 
the urge to correct anyone who pronounces the "H" in Amherst, 
Massachusetts.  Sometimes I give in to that temptation, sometimes I 
restrain myself.  Last summer I saw a bumper sticker in Amherst which 
said, "Amherst, where only the H is silent."

However, there are a number of other Amhersts in other states, and all 
of them pronounce the H, as does the family of Lord Jeffrey Amherst.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                     617.367.0468
92 State Street, Suite 700          Fax: 617.507.7856
Boston, MA 02109-2004     http://www.attorneyross.com

More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list