How to pronounce "Wilkes-Barre"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 29 02:55:17 UTC 2013

At 1/28/2013 09:17 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Curiously, for me it's none of the above, but
>rather "Wilkes-Barry", which for me--but I guess
>not for Pennsylvanians, fails to merge with
>"Wilkes-Berry".  (marry/merry revisited)

Did the first settlers pronounce it like the eponym, (Isaac) Barré?


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