For those wondering how to pronounce Staunton, Galax, Occoquan and more.
|This map shows our proximity, I didn't have a local map handy|
Until very recently I was pronouncing Staunton with an "or", Galax with two flat "a"s, and avoiding ever having to say Occoquan if at all possible. If only I'd seen this guide sooner, I could have saved myself several rounds of "actually it's pronounced..."
To see the correct pronunciation of Staunton, Galax, Occoaquan and other places in Virginia spelled out phonetically, scroll down below and take a look. (Note from your innkeeper - Galax is named after a regional plant, pronounced "gay-lax")
Accomac (town) Accomack (county) (ACK'-ah-MACK')
Aquia Harbor (ah-KWYE'-ah)
Buchanan County (buck-ANN'-un)
Buena Vista (BYOO'-nah VISS'-tah)
Or as I like to say "You can call me anything, just don't call me late for breakfast!"
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