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How To Properly Pronounce Amarillo, TX

This is a serious issue I think!  Part of my job is sifting through audio and anybody who does something similar in Amarillo, TX will tell you the same thing, “nobody out there knows how to pronounce Amarillo properly“.

Now, I don’t expect everybody out there to just know how to say the city name correctly, but if your going to say the name, you should take the time to know how to say it, just my opinion.

For those of you that are taking time out of your day to properly learn how to say Amarillo, I’d like to thank you, and now on to the meat and potatoes of this blog.

The proper way to say Amarillo:

The best way I can relate this and really get the pronunciation across is by using rhymes.

When you say Amarillo, think ham.

Ham-Uh-Rill-Oh

Am-Uh-Rill-Oh

Now say it all together nice and fast just like a Texan, it just rolls off the tongue.

The most common mistake made is in the first 2 letters, the A and M in Amarillo. It comes off to a lot of people as OM-arillo, like you momma.  When you say it like that, it’s clear that your not from here nor did you care to take the time to learn how to say it correctly.

Maybe not a big deal, but if I’m going to present something to citizens of a particular city, I’m going to learn how to say the name correctly, it’s just good business, and I don’t want to get my ass kicked because I didn’t take a few seconds to learn how to say a city name.

In all actuality, this isn’t even the proper pronunciation.  Amarillo is Espanol, so it’s technically supposed to be pronounced: Am-Uh-RRee-Yo.  Roll the r’s, think Espanol and that’s an easy and fun one to say!

But the fact is, nobody here says it like that, we all say it the same way and that’s what I’m here to share with you today.

When you say Amarillo, just remember, HAM-arillo.

 

 

 

 

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