If you live or grew up in Buffalo, you know that there are so many things that make us unique. From the food to the weather and, obviously, the sports teams, Buffalo is a special place.

But beyond the cool and fun things that we celebrate and are proud of are some tricky names, places and phrases to spell or pronounce. I was having some fun with our 5-year-old son, Hank, this week. He is learning how to read and spell these days and sound words out. So what does is look like or sound like when a kid his age learns some of the Buffalo words for the first time? Take a look at a few of them.

5 Year Old's Guide To Spelling Buffalo Words

As far as the Buffalo baseball team, we are pretty particular how that is pronounced as well. We are proud to be a city with a professional baseball team. The season is off and swinging and Buffalo was home to the first professional baseball game in all of America this year as they hosted Iowa on opening day. The team we are so proud of? The Buffalo Bisons.

But if you are not from Buffalo, you may say BiSons. As most people in the United States might say. But here in Western New York we know that it is BiZons! That's right, BiZons.

It is a dead giveaway and cringe worthy when I hear someone say BiSons. It may sound picky, but there we do things and say things a certain way and outsiders better understand we are not about to change anytime soon.

It is the same feeling I get when I hear people say they are eating "Buffalo wings". They are simply, wings.

The list goes on and on but the Buffalo Bisons are at the top of the list of words that are mispronounced (according to us) most often by anyone new to Buffalo. The Bisons' games are so much fun! If you have a family, take them to a game at Sahlen Field this summer and get ready for some affordable family fun!

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