Say What?

We are lucky to live in the vast, beautiful upstate region of New York, more specifically known to us simply as the Capital Region.

But the reality is, that's about as simple as it gets. I've lived in this area my entire life, and the differences in our towns, cities, villages, and hamlets can be astonishing.  Not just the way each one looks and feels, but how it's pronounced or tried to be pronounced.

There are proper phonetics for all of these wonderful places, but that doesn't mean we necessarily abide by them. Sometimes locals have their way of identifying their hometown.

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Coxsaskie - another Upstate NY gem people have a hard time pronouncing! Photo: Google Maps

How Do You Say It?

Try telling someone from Schoharie that it's "Skoh", not "Skuh" and they're likely to tell you to go hike Vroman's Nose.

Imagine being an out-of-towner trying to explain they need to get to a place called "Schaghticoke?"

Here is a list of what many would consider 17 of the most mispronounced places in the Capital Region.

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17 Places Impossible to Pronounce Unless You Live in Upstate NY

Here is a list of what many would consider 17 of the most mispronounced places in the Capital Region.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Upstate New York's 20 Best Places To Live For 2023 [RANKED]

Money Inc. has dug in and determined the 20 best places to live in Upstate New York based on the most important factors that lead to a high quality of life. From Buffalo to Rochester to the Finger Lakes and the Greater Capital Region - you will find many of the communities you know and love represented on this list based on all they have to offer. Factors like affordable cost of living, great employment opportunities, and just fun stuff to do all contributed to the best of the best Upstate!

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The Capital Region's 10 Best Chinese Restaurants [RANKED]

Whether it is chicken chow mein, a great lo mein, your favorite meat or seafood with broccoli, wonton soup, spring rolls, and so much more - nothing beats great Chinese food. It's unique and beautiful when presented on a plate, and just as appetizing in to-go containers. No matter the presentation, you just know great Chinese food when you taste it. Here are the top 10 go-to Chinses restaurants in the Capital Region according to our listeners. Happy eating - and we hope your fortune cookie message is just as great the food at these eateries!

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff


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