Want to blend in when you get here? You gotta know how to pronounce certain street names. Here's a primer:
- Guadalupe - /Gwa' da loop/. Spanish speakers may shudder the first few times they try this one, but trust me, we'll know you're not from around here if you go all "silent g, pronounce the end e" on us. Go ahead and call the Guadalupe River like it should be, but when in Rome, pronounce this major street name like the rest of us Romans do. And don't bitch about it either.
- Manchaca - /Man'-shack/. There's also a town with the same name/pronunciation south of Austin.
- Manor - /May'-nor/. Ditto on the nearby town's pronunciation.
- Koenig - /Kay'-nig/
- Burnet - /Burn'-it/
- Mueller - This one can be either /Mill-er/ or /Mule-er/, I've noticed. The family this development area is named after prefers the former way, but I think that way is going out of fashion.
- Kreutz - /Krites/ Awesome barbecue in nearby Lockhart, TX.
- Pedernales - /Perd-a-nal-es/. Great nearby park and river.
- Gruene - /Green/. Nearby quaint old town worth visiting. Great shopping, food and a killer dance hall.
- Boerne - /Burn'-ee/. Also a quaint old town worth visiting for shopping and food.
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