Maine oozes French-Canadian heritage. But there are many French-like names that are pronounced in ways that are neither Franco nor Canadian. Here are some examples:
- Mailhot is pronounced may-yot
- I've heard Boucher pronounced to rhyme with "sloucher" and as BOO-shee
- Michaud is often pronounced MEE-shoo, but one of our Congressmen has changed this to MEE-show. Revisionist!
- Lavoie is pronounced la-VOY
- Lagasse is pronounced exactly like "legacy"
Can you think of some more?