it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
Except for people living in Kansas and referring to the Arkansas River (of which a portion passes through Kansas borders). They also call it the “ar-Kansas” river and it drives me fucking crazy. It’s fucking “ark-an-saw”. As a non-Kansas native currently living in Kansas, I constantly try to bring the river name up in conversation here just to see if I can get people to admit how ridiculous this is.
Went to the Kennedy Space Center this afternoon. Lots of great stuff there, but I especially loved Alan Shepard’s suit. #florida #roadtrip #kennedyspacecenter #omgspace #ksc #alanshepard #astronaut #NASA #theoriginalcommandershepard #toobadicantbeanastronauttoo (at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC))