cheney pronunciation

Grant Smith gsmith at MAIL.EWU.EDU
Tue Dec 5 23:01:16 UTC 2000

>" Journalist Pete Williams, who worked as a spokesman at the Pentagon when
>Cheney was defense secretary under President George Bush, says the name is
>pronounced CHEE-NEE, not CHAY-NEE. Cheney, the Republican vice presidential
>nominee, later said Williams is correct."
>Jessie Emerson

The town in which I live is pronounced CHEE-NEE and is named after the 19C
railroad executive Benjamin P. Cheney, whose family still uses the same

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