Drew Barrymore Tries Her Hand At Pronouncing Difficult Texas Town Names
Drew Barrymore was in DFW this past week and attempted to say some very Texas pronunciations of some towns on CBS DFW.
Barrymore, now a talk show host, went on TV with CBS DFW's meteorologist Anne Elise to try to pronounce the names of some Texas cities.
If you have lived in Texas for any amount of time, you know Texas has some different pronunciations of names, such as Buda (Byoo-duh).
At first, Barrymore came out guns a-blazin' and got a few right including Waxahachie (Wawk-suh-hatch-ee). She stumbled a bit on Mexia (Muh-hay-uh) but nailed Sachse (Sack-see), then things went horribly wrong.
She saw the name Montague and like most who have studied any kind of literature, especially Shakespeare, she went with the family name from Romeo and Juliet. WRONG! It is pronounced, "Mon-tayg."
Then she fails on names like Palestine and Italy, correctly pronounced "Pal-es-teen" and "It-lee."
She also had to encounter Bowie and immediately thought of David, but it is not the pronunciation of the singer and instead is "Boo-wee."
Bosque is another one she had trouble with, how would you say it, if you didn't say "Boss-key," then you got it wrong.
Celina is another one that unless you are from Texas you would mispronounce and Barrymore did not realize it is "Suh-line-uh."
You think you know but you might not so see how you would have done if you would have been in the studio.
Here is the video below of Drew Barrymore's appearance on CBS DFW: