98 Seconds with Naomi Lynn: How Do You Correctly Pronounce the CNY Town of ‘Westmoreland’?
It seems like a lot of people have their own way of pronouncing 'Westmoreland,' but what is the correct way to say it? We attempt to find out...
In this week's "98 Seconds with Naomi Lynn" video, I address something I've noticed over the years, living in Central New York. And that is all the different pronunciations for the town of "Westmoreland." Now, it's not a huge difference, but I notice some people put the emphasis on the "more" part of Westmoreland, and others put the emphasis on the "land" part of the name. Still others (including myself), seem to rush through the word and "more" becomes "mur" and "land" becomes "lind." This may look really weird as I try to break this down, but you can hear what I mean in the video (at the top of this page).
Anyway, I've heard it said differently many, MANY times, so I went on the search for the correct way to say "Westmoreland." I asked some of my fellow coworkers how they pronounce this town name. Granted, it's only a 98-second video, so I couldn't include everyone's interpretation (actually, I could barely include any), but I did get a few versions. You can hear them in the video above.
I want to know where you stand: What is the correct way to pronounce "Westmoreland"? Are the different ways to say it so close that it doesn't really matter? You can let us know what you think - Leave us a comment or message on our Lite 98.7 Facebook Page. We would love you hear from you!