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The Buzz: The Fayetteville Guide to Getting Your Street Names Right

05/06/2016 02:33PM ● Published by Jennifer Gonzalez

The Buzz: The Fayetteville Guide to Getting Your Street Names Right

 

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” -Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

 

When you’re new to town, street names can be tough. Say it wrong, and people will know you’re not from here. But, if they’re trying to be friendly, they may not correct you, either, so how will you ever learn? Even with Siri and Google Maps and GPS these days, how can you trust them? Siri calls Skibo, “skee-bo.” Potatoe, potato? Tomatoe, Tomato?

 

Here is our how-to guide of saying the trickier street names of Fayetteville correctly. We can’t wait to steer you in the right direction of becoming a local faster.

 

Skibo Road: Siri says it wrong. Trust us, it’s “sky-bo.”

Robeson Street: “Rob,” like, robbing a bank.

Haymount vs. Haymont: Say it fast enough, no one will ever hear the difference.

Bragg Boulevard vs. Fort Bragg Road: These are easy to pronounce, but easily mixed up. They run parallel to each other. Krispy Kreme is on Bragg Boulevard. Houses and flowers and churches are on Fort Bragg Road.

Rowan: “Row” like row, row, row your boat. “Anne” like the girl’s name: “Row-anne”

Devane: Not “de-vain,” but “de-vhan”

McPhearson Church Road: “McFerson,” not “McFearson”

 

If you’re headed to Fort Bragg, keep this in mind, and make your 7th grade history teacher proud.

 

Bastogne: “Bass-tone,” as in the city in Belgium involved with the Battle of the Bulge.

Ardennes: “Ar-dens,” as in the forest around Bastogne that both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division defended from the Germans.

Nijmegen: “Nye-megan,” the oldest city in the Netherlands.

Zabitovsky: “Zab-a-toff-skee,” Fred William Zabitovsky, a member of 5th Special Forces Group, who received a Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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