[Dixielandjazz] Pronunciation of "Biloxi"

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Sep 5 19:36:46 PDT 2005

I have only heard is as "buh LUX see" (sort of rhymes with De-lux-see) 
or [bilŭk'sç] from any part of the South I have been in.

nothing with Lox - that is a New York deli thang...

Dave Richoux
(and don't be ax'in me about New Orleans pronunciations - my father's 
roots were Cajun but I didn't learn much from my Gran'ma in 

On Sep 5, 2005, at 5:35 PM, Dick Miller wrote:

> Listmates:
> I'm sure that someone(s) on this list can give me an accurate and
> knowledgeable answer to this minor puzzlement:
> On the news on TV, I've heard reporters time and again pronounce the 
> name
> of the city in Mississippi as bill LUX see, and I always thought it was
> pronounced bill LOX see. Which is correct?
> I'm aware of the existence of local pronunciation variations, having 
> grown
> up in New York where the street in Greenwich Village is HOW ston, not 
> ston. :-)
> TIA.
> --Dick Miller

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