Why is Houston (in NYC) pronounced house-ton no hews-ston?

Or I guess why are the city in Texas and the street in Manhattan pronounced differently?


Because they are named after different people, who pronounced the name differently.

The NY street is named after:

The Texas city is named after Sam Houston.

Naturally, this has been discussed [url=]before.

Naturally, this has been discussed before.

Now I’ve got to wonder why they don’t spell it like the guy it’s named after (Houstoun). :slight_smile:

There’s a Houston Street in downtown Savannah. It’s pronounced HOW-stun.

I always wonder, since SoHo is the area SOUTH of HOUSTON, why isn’t it pronounced SOU-HOU?