Every Massachusetts resident knows we have some weird town names. Mostly because no matter how similarly they may be spelled, they are often pronounced completely different.

From knowing whether it's said "ham" or "um" to saying letters that don't ever actually appear in the word, Massachusetts city and town names are tricky. So much so that there are many running jokes about it all over TikTok.

From the Boston TikTok that questioned the state's use of the word "ham" to the Golden State Warriors struggling through Massachusetts town names ahead of the NBA Finals trip to Boston last spring, there is no shortage of fun with the state's pronunciation problems.

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Now another delightful TikToker is having some serious fun with town names across the state and around New England as well.

Jeremy Honing (@jeremyhoning on TikTok) seems to have dedicated his entire profile to Massachusetts town names. He has videos teaching folks about towns they may have never heard of, sharing thoughts on how some of the local town names were created and naming some of his favorite places across New England.

But a recent song this TikToker created cracked me up. He manages to rhyme cities and towns across the state while also pointing out how oddly they are said and even spelled.

It's like he captured all the Massachusetts crazy in one short track and it's delightful. We only wish he had figured out how to rhyme Mattapoisett.

@jeremyhonig What towns should be in the next song ️ #massachusetts#mass#ma#raynham#dedham#needham#lee#sutton#shrewsberry#worcester#haverhill#boxford#georgetown#rowley#bolton#berlin#hudson#welfleet#lynnfield#sheffield#pittsfield#deerfield#greenscreen♬ original sound - Jeremy Honig

Toughest Town Names on the SouthCoast

Sometimes knowing who's local to the SouthCoast and who isn't is as easy as asking them to pronounce Padanaram. There are some seriously tricky town names in this area of Massachusetts and sometimes it seems you can only say them right if you were born and raised around them. From Zs where there are none to the 'ham' versus 'um' debacle, these are some of the trickiest SouthCoast town names out there.

Little Known Historical Facts About SouthCoast Towns

There is a lot of history on the SouthCoast. From forts that saw action during the American Revolution to a whaling city that was once the richest in the world, people have read about SouthCoast cities and towns in their history books for decades. But what about the fascinating facts that didn't make the history books? There are quite a few of those, too. Keep scrolling to find out some interesting intel on your hometown.

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