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6 Californians Tried To Pronounce North Carolina City Names. The Result Is A Fail Of Hilariously Epic Proportions.

Saying Cherryville is not as easy as you’d think.

Erin Hurley

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We asked six West-Coasters to pronounce some of North Carolina’s trickiest city names and, boy, did they struggle. I’m talkin’ about a nervous-breakdown-over-pronouncing-Cherryville kind of struggle. But, in their defense, that first “f” in Pfafftown would throw anybody off. If you’re from the Tar Heel State, this is a hilarious must-see!

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posted on: May 4, 2015
135,513 views, 9 comments


  1. Emily C. Whiteley

    You should have them try Fuquay Varina.

  2. Tim

    It’s more like Car-too-ga-jay. Close enough though. :) For bonus points Try Leicester, NC and Cashiers, NC

  3. Ashley

    Heck, half the people from NC can’t say a lot of the city names right. I grew up in Bessemer City and a lot of my friends in Texas have no clue how to say it and think I’m nuts when I tell them!

  4. Nancy beach

    You can tell who is native or not by how they say Cashiers. Also Skeenah.

  5. S. Lenihan

    Fayetteville, Salisbury, and Corolla

  6. lisa

    How about Conetoe? (they NEVER would have gotten that one!)

  7. Lisa

    Growing up in Fayetteville, NC, we pronounced it: Fay-et-vul

  8. melissa

    To be far I knew only last one I live in NC

  9. randee

    Should have tried Rutherfordton! (We say ruff-town here. )


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