I always learned the name of the state as MISH-uh-gun.
As for Wisconsin, we have family who live there and I've never noticed the 'honk'. It's always been pronounced 'Wis CON sin'.
How about the island that is a part of NY State?
Is it 'Long EYE land' or 'Lon GUY land? Mr. Thipu was born and raised there. We've always used the first pronunciation but we know many people who use the second.
You're both wrong, but close.
Its Longeyelan, (long-eye-lan) pronounced as one word, drop the "d" sound at the end. But most people I know either say "the island" (again though pronounced without a "d" sound, tha eye-lan
) or they say "Nassau" (naa-saw) or "Suffolk" (saa-fuk) or just "out east".
I think most amusing though is to call it "the
island" that is part of NYS, since it is no where close to being the most famous of our numerous islands (I'd say Manhattan has that one for the win).
As for NYS towns, the funniest is having GPS try to pronounce the towns