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Do You Really Know How to Pronounce that Texas Town?

Of course East Texans know how to pronounce Nacogdoches. Spelling it may a little more difficult, but we have the pronunciation down.

What about the Texas town of Mexia? Yes, Muh-Hay-Yuh. That’s an embarassing one to miss! Pronouncing the X makes you look silly.

Ever heard someone from the north go to the flea market in what they say is CAN-Ton? Don’t pronounce the “T” so much peeps. In Texas, we say KANT-n. Ya all!

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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Happy Repeal Day! Prohibition Ended Today, December 5th, 1933 [VIDEO]

Today is the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, that era from January 1919 to December 5, 1933 when teetotalers banned the sale of booze via the Eighteenth Amendment.

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