Never assume you know how to pronounce someone’s name correctly. Ask. Few things blow your credibility as fast as mispronouncing the name of a person, place, or thing.
It’s easy to find out how to correctly pronounce the many unique names in Wisconsin, at a site put together by reporter/anchor Jackie Johnson, otherwise known as “Miss Pronouncer”.
You can also access a written list of Wisconsin place-names and see the phonetic spelling in a list put together by the late UW Professor Harold Engel for WHA Radio by downloading the Wisconsin Place Names booklet here.
Wisconsin Place Names is reprinted in PDF format courtesy of University Extension, University of Wisconsin.