You say to-MAY-to, I say to-MAH-to…

So here’s something that’s been bothering me for a while. And this morning, I found out that a few other people don’t know this either:

How do you pronounce “Monaghan,” the township in northern York County?

Is it MON-uh-han? Is it Mon-AGAIN? Or is it something even weirder, like Mon-OG-an?

Post a comment. Your response will keep the newspaper’s editors from looking dumb. Well, it’ll help, anyway.

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to You say to-MAY-to, I say to-MAH-to…

  1. Louise says:

    Hi Joan,
    I don’t know if this will help but my next door neighbor’s name is Gaughan (he’s Irish) and it is pronounced “gone.” I will leave the interpretation to you.
    Love, your sis, Weez

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