Sunday, July 12, 2009


Location: I-75 in OHIO
Time: Night - coming home from Beth's wedding

We pass a large highway sign that reads:
XXX miles

"How would you pronounce that?" Tad asks.

"I don't know. Bel-fon-TAYNE?" I suggested in my best faux-French accent.

"Nope. In Ohio, they say Bell Fountain."

. . . . "Oh, my . . . "

"Yup," Tad said. "Bell Fountain."

At that point, even Indiana seemed too far away.


  1. I LOL when I read this.

    That drove me NUTS when we moved to Ohio! I used to ride my motorcycle to BELL FONTANE. I refused to call it BELL FOUNTAIN. I just wasn't going to do that.

    I still call Akron AkRON, with the emphasis on the second syllable. It's a joke on how I thought it was pronounced the first roadtrip my husband and I took together from my home state (NY) to his (CO).