Language Linguistics

Crossing the border between Illinois and Indiana, the husband innocently asked, “Is there anything to see in Terra Hoot?”

Immediately, I said, “It’s not Hoot. It’s pronounced like Hoht. French, ya’ know.”

After attaching Haute with Hoke from the movie, Driving Miss Daisy, he was able to correctly say the Indiana city’s name, Terre Haute.

Then, we had a hoot laughing about what would have happened if he had asked a resident instead of me.