Today I was tooling around with the radio on, and up came an advert for GEICO, It started out with something like, “Here in Arizona, the state bird is the cactus wren, the state flower is the saguaro blossom, and the state reptile is the ridgenose rattlesnake” then went on with somethng silly thing about how the last should be the GEICO gecko because of all the money he saves careful drivers. Only thing was, the guy pronounced the middle item “sag-you-are-oh.”
Um, thank you for playing. It’s actually pronounced “sahuaro” (which is one of the alternate spellings). Proof positive that someone local should vet anything that’s trying to sound like “we’re one of you” by anyone out of the area.
So, what have you heard by someone pretending to be from where you are that proves he isn’t?
Don’t get me started about Mogollon.