16 October 2006

CHARlotte or CharLOTTE?

Every day, I check the weather page for those places where various members of the family live. One of those places is Charlotte, NC, which is pronounced CHAR-lotte. And, there is a beach next to the intersection of the Genesee River and Lake Ontario which is called Charlotte, but pronounced Char-LOTTE. I wonder which came first, and why the difference in pronunciation. Anyone have any ideas?

1 comment:

Corine said...

I have no Idea, however when I first moved to CHARlotte I still called it charLOTTE!!! It took me a long time to get used to it!! I used to go to charLOTTE beach all the time when we lived in NY!!!