How to Speak New York, a Pronunciation Guide

It's HOW•stuhn
It's HOW•stuhn
Photo: WNYC

Most New Yorkers know how to pronounce Houston properly (it's HOW•stuhn), but there are a ton more New York words that even native residents still mess up. Can you pronounce "Spuyten Duyvil" properly?

WNYC has created an interactive website to help. If you are new to the area, or visiting, check out the site to learn the proper pronunciation of commonly mispronounced New York words.

via WNYC

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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