Quaint Taneytown gears up for its 250...

Quaint Taneytown gears up for its 250th anniversary

There are 3 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 19, 2004, titled Quaint Taneytown gears up for its 250th anniversary. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

It's the town with the name no one ever pronounces correctly the first time around.

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Baltimore, MD

#1 Feb 15, 2008
Sorry. Only idiots will insist that the correct pronunciation of Taneytown is "Tawny Town." This is similar to the rather vapid arrogance of those West Virginians who insist that Canaan Valley be pronounced: "Ka Nain," rather than the proper "kainen."

Apparently idiocy like this, humored by those who are supposed to teach little children proper pronunciation, allows sores like "Tawneytown" and "Ka Nain" to fester. But Particularly insulting is the attempt to portray those who pronounce each name correctly as "ignorant outsiders."

If YOU want to be obviously stupid to properly educated individuals, that's your right. But don't impugn the intelligence of actually educated folk.
taneytown resident

Westminster, MD

#2 Feb 16, 2008
When George Washington stayed in Taneytown, he wrote about it in his diary. He spelled it Tawney Town, so way back then we pronounced it the same way.
Village Idiot

Towson, MD

#3 Nov 11, 2009
The only fool here is YOU. Why dont you do some research on Taneytown and Canaan before blowing off your stupid mouth calling people Idiots? You forgot another town in WV called Job, but the local folks call it Jobe. Who cares? Are you the pronounciation police? Idiot.

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