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Red, read and Reading, PA

For you monopoly lovers, Reading PA is pronounced redding, not reading.
Did you ever turn red when you read. I get reading headaches, A little more blood flow in the head might help.

My dad was from Pennsylvania. He made sure we pronounced it Redding not reading.

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I was in the car with a Pennsylvanian who snickered at me when I pronounced it the way we did in Monopoly - instead of the Yankee way, which isn’t exactly phonetically correct in my grammar book.

Then we listened to a talk show on the radio on which people called in + asked questions while pinching their noses closed, which brought some laughs from both sides of the car.

Ignorance is so innocent it’s too bad it has to be embarrassing or ridiculed.

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