Last night while standing in the checkout line I was subjected to a conversation between two Texans who were evidently on vacation, or at any rate on a trip up north. One says to the other they would be stopping at the SALT locks tomorrow!!!! (no doubt when they get there will probably eat some paste-tees) I didn't correct them but the english teacher/regional pride guy wanted barge right in and say "NO NO they're called the SOO locks!" (and for the record, those meat pies known as pasties is pronounced "pass-tees")
I'm sure I commit my own pronunciation sins, though, when I'm out of my element. I would like to travel to New Ore-leens some day. Should I go to N'awlins instead? (how do the locals actually say it?)
What are some common mispronunciations you've heard of places and things in your region?