Hong Kong - This one was a little more split and many people mentioned that they don't necessarily emphasize one word more than the other. I only slightly emphasize the "Hong." Bart emphasizes the "Kong."
Coupon - I'd say it was right about 50/50. I say "que-pon." And so should you.
Crayon - And I'm definitely the minority here with my "cran" pronounciation. If only I'd gone to public school . . .
Pillowcase it is, friends. Bart, early in our marriage, called it a pillowsheet a few times. He now says he's not sure if he was just making up words or if his mom calls them pillowsheets.
I realized after posting that I too say "William-Sonoma" not "WilliamS-Sonoma." But Operation Pink Herring cracked me up by saying the correct pronunciation is "IKEA." Bwhahahaha.
Other notable mentions:
- Rhiannon pointed out that it is "soda," not "pop." That is absolute truth right there, people. Do not call it "pop."
- It's Nah-Va-Duh, not Na-VAH-da. It makes me crazy when people call it NeVAHda. thanks, Packrat.
- Science Teacher Mommy unwittingly mentioned my biggest pet peeve ever among LDS folks. That magazine they send out? Is the En-SIGN. It is NOT, nor will it ever be, the En-SIN. Bless you, STM, for informing the masses. Spread the good word of correct pronunciation.