These road signs are commonplace names that roll off the tongue for locals. As a Vermonter, I feel like a fish out of water. At my new school, I realized I couldn't pronounce Ximenes, nor spell it without aid. Wow, what it must be like for families struggling with English and dialect on top of keeping up in school.
I have a great respect for learning the nuances of our diverse American culture. Many Santa Feans took the time to help me improves pronunciation, they take pride in this vibrant culture and anyone willing to learn something new