Hockey players from the Columbus Blue Jackets found themselves tongue-tied as they struggled to pronounce the name of a Logan County city.
Boone Jenner, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Cam Atkinson and Joonas Korpisalo attempted to pronounce Bellefontaine as part of the team’s Mike’s Hard Lemonade Ohio Pronunciation series.
The players got creative with their pronunciations, from “Bella-fon-tay” to “Belle-fon-tain”. Despite some getting close, no one managed to say Bellefontaine correctly.
“We should’ve gave Tex a crack at this Ohio pronunciation,” the team joked in a tweet, referring to another player, French-native Alexandre Texier.
The team has also struggled to pronounce some of Ohio’s harder to say locations, including Celina and Cuyahoga.