Towns in Texas That People Mispronounce
If you live in South Texas you know that there are many towns in the State of Texas that are mispronounced, including one town in our own backyard! Refugio is a town that many people in our city mispronounce. I used to be one of them that is until I met my wife! She is from a small town outside of Laredo called Bruni. Maybe some of you have heard of it?
The first time I said REF-FURY-O in front of her, she laughed and said, "That is NOT how you say it!" She then pronounced it with that 'Mexican' accent and it made me think. I looked at the word again and realized that there is no second 'R' in Refugio, but many of us just add it in. The correct pronunciation is REF-FEW-GEE-O. It sounds funny in English and perfect in Spanish.
Now let's take a look at some other mispronounced towns in our great State of Texas.