Boca Raton's Mayor Wants A Spelling Change

The Florida city of Boca Raton is often mispronounced. Decades ago, the city used to be spelled Boca Ratone. Mayor Susan Whelchel wants the e put back on the end of Raton.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When the Florida city of Boca Raton hosted the last presidential debate, even the previous debate's moderator mispronounced it. Outsiders do tend to call it Boca Raton, like baton, possibly because it dropped the E on the end decades ago. Now the mayor wants the E back in the name. She joked to the South Florida Sun Sentinel: We'll put you in jail like Al Capone if you don't say it like Boca Raton. It's MORNING EDITION.

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