You say Poe-tay-toe, I say Poe-taa-toe
Posted by auroracitizen on May 30, 2012
A Reader asks… I have a question that’s been bothering me for some time. I grew up in Aurora and have lived here for 38 years.
When I was a kid (and even all the way into my late 20’s), everyone I knew (including my entire extended family) pronounced Machell Park — MAY-chull. However, now that I have kids and they are in school at Aurora Heights PS, I am hearing a lot of the other parents pronouncing it MAH-chull.
I know Aurora was originally called Machell’s Corners, but would love to know which pronunciation is correct.