Unless you’re actually from Kansas
, pronouncing place names like Schoenchen and Chautauqua can be completely impossible. Still, watching these six West-Coasters attempt it (and fail HARD) is absolutely hilarious.
Maggie: Are you kidding me?
Willie: It's Oz. The rest of it is silent, and it's Oz.
Maggie: Ozawkie makes me hungry. Chicken Ozawkie.
Chad: Oh-zuh-wah-key *
Willie: It's Oz and then whoever was typing it out fell asleep on the keyboard.
Chad: Yeah, wikki?
Patrick: Yeah, wikki.
Chad: Wikki. You know, like wikki wikki wikki.
Sam: Maybe this is like Schroeder from Peanut's dad.
Willie: I'm pretty sure ... woah.
Maggie: Shawn-gen *. Shawn-gen. It's like Shawshank Redemption. I'm like literally ...
Alison: Shun-shin *
Willie: Ooh, shy-shen *
Patrick: Shen-shen *
Maggie: It looks like school and gen.
Sam: Yeah. But I can't make it happen.
Patrick: I'm going to go with tongan-dung *
Alison: Tonga ...
Willie: You just have to pay attention to the Latin root.
Willie: Ooh, Tonganaxy, I like that.
Sam: Tonganooks *
Maggie: Tonganox *
Patrick: Maybe it's like a silent X.
Chad: Whole like last half of it.
Chad: Just take it off.
Sam: It just sounds like tongue and Nazi. I don't want to do that.
Maggie: Tongue and Nazi.
Patrick: Eeka *
Chad: Awkwa, Aika *
Willie: Is it an I?
Alison: Ooh-ka *
Willie: I'm the best.
Alison: No he isn't.
Willie: All right. Nothing's gonna get me down.
Maggie: Chow-tack-wah * Shout-a-qua *
Willie: Chata-to-gwah *. No, I'm thinking of Chattanooga.
Patrick: This is gonna be wah-tea-kah *
Sam: Choh-tuh-quo * Show-da-quah?
Maggie: Choh-tuh-quay *
Sam: Sho-duh-quay! * Sho-duh-quee * Sho-duh-quo * Sho-duh-quo *
Chad: You avoid the first part and just kind of, okay.
Willie: If we yell it does it get more right?
Patrick: Yeah, it's an implied C-H.
Alison: Oh-suh-wah-tom-uh-nuh * I just kept going.
Maggie: Oh-suh-wah-toe-me *
Sam: It's too bad that there are kids
Maggie: Oh someone told me that this is, no, you can keep talking.
Alison: Onomatopoeia. Albuquerque.
Patrick: You take the N-I-O, I'm going to take the T-A-Z-E.
Willie: You see, I think this was Oz again too and they were just other random letters there.
Patrick: What do you got?
Chad: Nio *
Patrick: It's not Japanese.
Sam: It sounds like someone went *drill noise*.
Maggie: Like Tase?
Sam: But on your nose. Like ...
Patrick: All of the. Like, all of the Kansas.
Chad: Oh. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Sam: Olath *
Maggie: It's like a poor man's Ozello. It's like bad Shakespeare.
Alison: Oh-lathe * That's like, lathes are what you cut wood with and make chairs and stuff.
Chad: All of the Kansas, yes.
Patrick: Inclusiveness. The Kansas lifestyle.
Chad: Like all of it.
Willie: Don't let her anywhere near your wood shop.
Maggie: Where's your Shakespeare now?
Willie: There's a reason Sesame Street does not use Kansas places to teach kids how to read.