The Springfield Daily Dammit, Gannett! has a video wherein the Answer Man tests the new twenty-six-year-olds on how to pronounce various places and streets in the Ozarks.
Which shows not only that the journalists, who have been at the paper for some time now, have not yet been around enough to pick up some pronunciations, but also that they’re not from around here to begin with.
After twelve years here, I knew how to pronounce everything except the basketball coach’s name. I am not sure how that counts as Ozarks since MSU is only a job, and probably (the coach hopes) a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Now ask them questions derived from old episodes of Schoolhouse Rock so we may laugh at their answers to basic civics as well.