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It’s Pronounced “Kongk”

It’s Pronounced “Kongk”

Fred Mullins, Donna Mullins, & Erin Biby

Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company

1201 White Street Ste. 101 Key West, FL 33040

Direct: 305-745-9440




If you’ve never been to Key West, you may not know that the island is known as the Conch Republic. The conch is also a particularly delicious little mollusk that we use to make those incredible conch fritters. This being said, if you ever plan on visiting or living in Key West, you need to know how to pronounce the work “conch”. The official dictionary pronunciation is “kongk”. If you pronounce the “ch” at the end, as in “lunch”, you may as well slap a TOURIST sign on the back of your Hawaiian shirt. Locals will instantly know you’re “not from around these parts”.

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