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    Hauppauge pronunciation

    I've heard people prounounce this about five different ways (i.e. how-pawje, hop-idge, hap-oh-gie...). Anyway, from the horse's mouth:

    How do you pronounce Hauppauge?
    Hauppauge is a town in NY on Long Island. Hauppauge is pronounced HOP-HOG. The area around the headwaters of the Nissequogue (NISS-I-QUOG) River was dubbed Hauppauge by Native Americans; it means "overflowed land'' in the Algonquian language. Hauppauge boasts a large industrial park which is home to many well known companies.

    - from http://www.hauppauge.com/html/faqusb.htm#HOPHOG

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    That's not what I call them when my drivers screw up...
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    The two ways I've heard it pronounced by Hauppauge staff are "horp-org" and "harp-arg". Oh and one person I know pronounces it "hopper-gee".

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    Quote Originally Posted by groover km
    That's not what I call them when my drivers screw up...
    lolololololol
    think we can all second that from time to time....
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    If you're still in doubt, you can just ask someone from New Yawk City, since it's right on Lon'giland.

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    most people in the german speaking part of europe tend to pronounce it as it would be a german word... sort of 'how-pp-owghe' or something.
    guess this is mostly because 'auge' means 'eye' in german.
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    I've always said something like "harp-arg", but I've never been sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betlit
    ...tend to pronounce it as it would be a german word... sort of 'how-pp-owghe'
    That's pretty much how I pronounce it - I did German at school and I assumed it was of German origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgowland
    That's pretty much how I pronounce it - I did German at school and I assumed it was of German origin.
    I always figured it was German, too, but I don't know German at all, so I used to pronounce it something like "haw-pawje".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruskada
    I always figured it was German, too, but I don't know German at all, so I used to pronounce it something like "haw-pawje".
    NY has a lot of Dutch, German, and Native American names, so it could have been. But once a word becomes a city name, pronouciation is anything can happen day.

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