I pronounce it the same way I do the Maryland town of Bowie. Boo-ee.
In house hunting I was surprised to find out that not all homes have breaker boxes and that some of the older ones had fuseboxes. (one had a fusebox on the outside of the house. I'm sorry, all I could think was "That's a horror movie waiting to happen" because I could just imagine someone coming up and pulling fuses to make lights go out and freak out the inhabitants of the house before pulling them all out, going in and killing someone.
No I don't watch too many horror movies, I've seen just enough, thank you.
I was also surprised when my friend told me that Iowa had vineyards. I blame it on the fact that I'd just never heard about it till then and never seen any bottles marked as being from an Iowa vineyard, they were mostly foreign, Californian, or Maryland vineyards. We visited one of those vineyards while I visited my friend, one called Fireside Winery and the wine was VERY good! I tried to find it when I got back home but no one had it.