MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - If you need help pronouncing Oconomowoc, there’s a new way to find it.
The State Cartographer’s Office and Miss Pronouncer.Com have launched an interactive map called “Pronounce Wisconsin.”
You can put a computer mouse over one of 1,700 places on the map – and you’ll hear how the name of that place is pronounced. It can be accessed both on computers and mobile devices.
“Pronounce Wisconsin” was started by the cartographer’s office and Wisconsin Radio Network reporter and anchor Jackie Johnson. She started Miss Pronouncer.Com over six years ago – and it includes pronunciations for communities, parks, other places, elected officials, and other things unique to Wisconsin.
That site – as well as the new map – will also help you catch the state’s many quirks.
For example, a small town spelled R-I-O east of Portage is pronounced “Rye-Oh” – and not “Ree-Oh.” For more information, go to the state cartographer’s Web site at Sco.Wisc.Edu.