Why is Illinois pronounced v a silent "s"? It's neither correct in english or french. Why no ill-in-OYS (english phonetic through "s" pronounced) or eel-in-WAH (french)?


It is a french transliteration the an aboriginal name, so the word itself as spelled, is french in origin.

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For the same factor Illinois towns of Cairo, Lebanon, new Berlin and also Athens are all pronounced in different ways than their an ext famous namesakes.


So this retired couple is driving down to Disney World and the entire way down the peninsula they're arguing over just how to express Kissimmee.

Is the KISS-i-mee, or Ki-SIM-ee, or other else? The debate is really gaining heated as they near the town.

Finally, they arrive and the husband exits the interstate and pulls directly into a McDonald's. He transforms to his wife and angrily says "I'LL resolve THIS!" then dashes inside.

After a brief wait he ultimately gets to the former of the line and also asks the cashier, in desperation, "Please, tell me slowly, what IS this location called?!?"

The cashier watch a bit confused, then slowly and patiently says "MACK-DON-NALDS".

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Why carry out I call it DeS PlaineS and not De Plaine ?


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· 4y

Because close up door up, that's why.


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· 4y

Are us in France? Then that the hell cares?


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To be an ext accurate, together it's pronounced now the "s" is quiet as in french, however the "oi" is pronounced as english. Why mix the two?


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