How about scientific names like pyromelana and elaphe guttata?
The guy I bought my pyro pyros from pronounces it differently than I do.
I think: PIE-ro-MEL-uh-nuh
I think he stresses different syllables.
When I see elaphe guttata, I think:
Elaphe guttata...what a wonderful phrase. Elaphe guttata. Ain't no passin' craze...
Over the phone I asked Kathy Love about "Okeetee" and she pronounces it thusly: Oh-kuh-TEE.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot
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