The Definitive Charleston Pronunciation Guide (with audio!)

How to pronounce “Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard,” “West Ashley,” and other tricky Charleston terms

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Spring has arrived in Charleston, and with it comes a tidal wave of out-of-towners who may or may not be familiar with local pronunciation and syntax. To help you clue in those clueless tourists, we've put our heads together and recorded the definitive local pronunciations of some tongue-tying local names and terms.

Pro tip: Keep these videos bookmarked on your phone to show to people when they don't believe you.

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