I went to college in Texas, but unlike these folks, I am actually fairly proficient at pronouncing Wisconsin place names:
This is not because I’m smarter than the average Texan, or because I once spent an afternoon screwing around Kenosha back in the day, but because I was something of a showoff as a teenager, when I wasn’t cringing in a corner somewhere, and when I found out I was being recruited by Lawrence University — in the blissfully pronounceable city of Appleton — I figured it might be useful to appear to be able to deal with Cheese State placenames, and memorized a bunch.
Unfortunately, one I didn’t learn was “Outagamie,” which is the county of which Appleton is the seat.
(Via Troglopundit, who urges: “No more excuses, America. Learn to speak English.”)