Just ran across a list on VirtualTourist.com of the Top 10 Mispronounced Places. No. 8 is Coxsackie, N.Y., where I lived for seven years when I was a child.
Oh, how we cringed at some of the attempted pronunciations of that particular hometown. But perhaps we did not cringe as deeply as the English speakers who live in Phuket, Thailand …
For the record, anyway, it’s (Cook-SOCK-ee). And because I now live in Connecticut, I need to point out that the the second c is silent, (Konn-ETT-ih-kut or Kon-ETT-ih-ket). The second ending is preferred only when rhyming it with etiquette in a limerick, to whit:
Speaking of mispronounced names,
Ignoring what Britain proclaims
Here in Connecticut
By regional etiquette
Our river is known as the THAMES