Up next in The Big 5-0 is Massachusetts.

In Massachusetts, pronunciation is more of an art form than a set of logical rules. Consonants are optional and the letter “r” is removed from some words and added to the end of others (“save the ‘r’s for later”). Other words are just straight-up mispronounced. It’s one part charming, one part aggravating.

How would you say these? (hint: you’re wrong)

  • Worcester
  • Quincy
  • Peabody
  • Billerica
  • Tewksbury


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