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New Online Wisconsin Map Pronounces Names

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 -- 8:20 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Have a hard time pronouncing Oconomowoc?
How about Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest?
The State Cartographer's Office is here to help.

It has released a new online map called Pronounce Wisconsin that allows users to click on a place name and hear how it is pronounced. More than 1,700 Wisconsin places are on the map, including counties, cities, villages and unincorporated communities.

Pronounce Wisconsin was created jointly by the cartographer's office as well as Wisconsin Radio Network reporter Jackie Johnson. She created the MissPronouncer.com website more than six years ago that lists hard-to-pronounce names of places, elected officials, parks and other Wisconsin-specific phenomena.

The new map allows users to run a computer mouse over a place name to hear how it sounds.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


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