Thursday, October 09, 2008

Correct Pronunciation of Oklahoma Dept

The correct way to pronounce "Oklahoma" is, for those of you who are not natives, with a distinct pause between the "Okla-" and the "-homa." This is easily remembered by fans of Broadway musicals, who are of course familiar with the big closing musical number, in which the cast chants:

Okla-
homa!
Okla-
homa!
Okla-
homa!
Okla-
homa!

We know we belong to the land, etc., etc.


But of course many of my fellow rednecks are not, alas, fans of Broadway; and so for their benefit my friend Terry provides a visual aid.a visual aid:

P.S. Of course there's not really a pause; that was just the setup for the picture.