Observing Los Angeles

How to pronounce 'Los Angeles' through the years

Steve Harvey walks us through the eras when it has been said Loss AN-jee-leeze (Teddy Roosevelt, 1903), Loce AHNG-hayl-ais (Los Angelkes Times, early 1900s), Loss AN-guh-less (Mayor Fletcher Bowron, 1950s) .Law SANG-lus (Mayor Sam Yorty, 1960s), Los AN-ju-leez (Arlo Guthrie), Loce AN-guh-leeze (Texas governor Rick Perry, 2011) and finally how most came to settle on the prevailing pronunciation — Loss AN-ju-less — thanks to the United States Board on Geographic Names.

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