Growing up in northern California, I didn't come across many town names that I couldn't pronounce just by looking at them until I came to Yakima, Washington.

That last one was what my sixth-grade mind created and used to call Yakima before I grew older and more appreciative of the valley.

Yakima Valley

Just a year or two after moving into town, I remember friends coming to visit saying they'd just driven through Naches, Washington. They pronounced it "nachos."

John Riggs, Townsquare Media
John Riggs, Townsquare Media

There are a ton of towns in Washington state, but I am sure we can find the top 10.

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