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Most People Will Struggle to Pronounce These Town Names

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42. Sayre, Oklahoma
> Total characters: 5
> Total vowels: 3
> Population: 4,625

Sayre isn’t too much of a challenge — you flip the final letters and say “say-er.”

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43. Scituate, Massachusetts
> Total characters: 8
> Total vowels: 4
> Population: 5,749

Scituate (“sit-choo-it”) derives from an Indian word, which the early settlers understood as satuit, meaning “cold brook.” It’s situated just south of Boston.

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44. Seboyeta, New Mexico
> Total characters: 8
> Total vowels: 5
> Population: 47

Seboyeta is a variation on the Spanish word cebolleta, which means spring onion or scallion and is pronounced “seb-oh-YET-oh.”

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45. Sevierville, Tennessee
> Total characters: 11
> Total vowels: 5
> Population: 16,387

Sevierville is pronounced like “severe-ville.” It’s named after Gen. John Sevier, first governor of the state of Tennessee. Sevier was originally the French name “Xavier.”

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46. Suissevale, New Hampshire
> Total characters: 10
> Total vowels: 5
> Population: 205

Suissevale, pronounced “Swiss vale,” is on Lake Winnipesaukee, which deserves its own place on our list.

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