I popped over to YouTube for a little inspiration and typed in the word "Lubbock".

The results of typing "Lubbock" into YouTube at any one time are always fun. This time I came up with a young man telling me how to pronounce "Lubbock" and other West Texas names. The young man was me, five years ago (and admittedly I wasn't young then either). Rather than recreate a video that already has thousands of hits, I thought I'd just make sure this is back on the radar.

You never know who is watching these videos. It could be folks new to the area, broadcast students, or just bored YouTubers looking for something to do. The contents of the video are not going to change the world, but they may help a few people out.

It has been a constant battle on how to say "Lubbock". Back when people still read newspapers there would be a letter to the editor every week about some Lubbock newbie saying "Lubb-ick". I don't know why this aggregates the old folks enough that they don't need Miralax to fill their shorts with a rage-dump, but it does. None of this is really that big of a deal. I have my doubts whether our founder Thomas Saltus Lubbock would be rolling over in his grave over this mostly because he's probably too focused on why his middle name is "Saltus"

So here you go once again. Learn how to say "Lubbock", "Llano Estacado", "Floydada" and "Erskine". Good luck with your linguistic studies be you a space alien, a journalist or a weary traveler.

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