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Author Topic: Alexandria/Arlington local roads  (Read 19537 times)

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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #100 on: June 20, 2020, 10:28:55 AM »

Right, and I've always heard those locations pronounced as you describe, but I was referring to Gov. William Berkeley, who was in office from 1660 to 1677. His last name is properly pronounced like "Barkley." I'm certain most people who see his name wouldn't pronounce it that way, though (especially given that the Mantua neighborhood in Fairfax has a street named Barkley Drive).

His brother has a town named after him in New Jersey.

Its definitely not pronounced "Barkley".

The town may not be, but the governor’s name was.
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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #101 on: June 22, 2020, 02:07:32 PM »

I've never heard John Berkeley's last name pronounced "Barkley" either. Could be a case of bucket vs. boo-ket. They were, after all, British.
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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2020, 09:48:54 PM »

This discussion begs for this video:
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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #103 on: July 01, 2020, 08:50:31 AM »

This discussion begs for this video:

Close but no cigar for Powhatan -- it's Pow-a-tan, not Pow-hatan.
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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #104 on: July 05, 2020, 11:20:50 AM »

This discussion begs for this video:

Close but no cigar for Powhatan -- it's Pow-a-tan, not Pow-hatan.

I'm also not convinced that their pronunciation of Fauquier is correct.
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Re: Alexandria/Arlington local roads
« Reply #105 on: July 06, 2020, 08:35:28 AM »

This discussion begs for this video:
This discussion begs for this video:

Close but no cigar for Powhatan -- it's Pow-a-tan, not Pow-hatan.

I'm also not convinced that their pronunciation of Fauquier is correct.

Fauquier sounded right to me (but I do not live in the Commonwealth, which probably means I am disqualified).
Close but no cigar for Powhatan -- it's Pow-a-tan, not Pow-hatan.

I'm also not convinced that their pronunciation of Fauquier is correct.
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