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NYC's Houston Street Is Among Nation's Top Mispronounced Places: Report

The Big Apple street and Houston, Texas, were named after two different people, leading to the discrepancy

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    NYC's Houston Street Is Among Nation's Top Mispronounced Places: Report
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    You could be pronouncing New York City’s Houston Street wrong.

    That is according to Business Insider. The business news website released a report this week on what it calls 14 of the most frequently mispronounced place names in the United States.

    Houston Street is not pronounced like the city in Texas. Instead the first syllable is pronounced like “how.”

    Business Insider reports that the reason for the mispronunciation is simple. The Big Apple street and Houston, Texas, were named after two different people. The city is named after political icon San Houston, but the street in NYC is named after lawyer William Houston.

    The number one place in the country mispronounced according to BI is Nevada.

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