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Why is Humble pronounced Umble?

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txwareagle 1
CavemanBarney 1
AwesomeTattooedDragon 2
G Keeng 1
Summer 1
TinktheSprite 2
Sharticus 1
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the Markster 6
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the Markster --- 24 days ago -

Anyone? We are taught the H can be silent.
My question is why do we not call this town HHHHUmble? 

the Markster --- 24 days ago -

Non political post. How bout that 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 24 days ago -

The man it's named after was French, hence silent H. 

TinktheSprite --- 24 days ago -

http://www.humblemuseum.com/index.php/about/humble

The area further south of the river, near the Atascocito Road, was known as Dunman's Prairie. Joe Dunman, son of early settler Joseph Dunman, owned land here and opened a school in 1873. Lord was not able to survive as a town. In February 1886, the U. S. Post Office in Lord was closed. Pleasant Humble took over responsibility for the local mail, most likely out of his store or home. Local legend states that mail carriers from other towns were instructed to "deliver to Humble," meaning Pleasant Humble. Through continued use of this phrase, "Humble" eventually became the name of the town. Whether this story is true or not, when the application was made to have a U. S. Post Office established in his town in August 1886, the official name of the town on the application was listed as "Humble, Texas." Pleasant Humble became the town's first postmaster in 1886 and was also elected as the local Harris County Justice of the Peace in May 1887. The pronunciation of the town name was based on the way Pleasant Humble spoke his last name with a silent "H", so the town name was pronounced as "Umble." 

the Markster --- 24 days ago -

The pronunciation of the town name was based on the way Pleasant Humble spoke his last name with a silent "H", so the town name was pronounced as "Umble."

Where is some documentation on that? Ive heard that story before.
The mans name was Pleasant Smith Humble. Doesn't sound very french. Didnt show up here till 1889.

Could it be that he may of had a speech impediment? Or misunderstood? Out of towners call it HUMBLE. I never correct them. 

the Markster --- 24 days ago -

When out of town does anyone refer to the area as Humble, Tx? 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 24 days ago -

Probably not, unless they're from "'Umble". 

AppleOfHisEye --- 24 days ago -

It's funny when the preacher accidentally says umble instead of humble. Only in Humble :) 

TinktheSprite --- 24 days ago -

I've always called it "Umble" while at home and while out of town cuz, put very simply, that's how it's pronounced.
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/places-people-pronounce-wrong-tx/ 

Sharticus --- 23 days ago -

Quit your complaining over one letter. Mississippi people have to wonder why Kiln, MS is pronounced "The Kill"😂 

the Markster --- 23 days ago -

I like the idea of a place called
Humble, Texas it sounds like a nice place. Unlike

Umble, Texas. that is misspelled when one sees its really spelled with an H. sort of makes locals look un educated to outsiders.

So for me its an image thing that the town either be spelled the way its pronounced or us locals learn how to properly pronounce the name of our town of Humble, Texas.

My mayoral campaign will be on that. 

the Markster --- 23 days ago -

0undefined Humble Museum Humble, Tx 

CavemanBarney --- 23 days ago -

I just bought a "undai" in "Humble" 

txwareagle --- 22 days ago -

My wife would never let me take this sign to a Kingwood-Humble football game:

"Beat the H outta Umble" 

a3295767uu --- 21 days ago -

We are in the process of starting a brewery in Humble, Texas.

Umble Beer from Downtown Humble, Texas.

We drink what we can and sell the rest. 

Summer --- 17 days ago -

Ermagherd! 

G Keeng --- 9 days ago -

Umble, Texas. that is misspelled when one sees its really spelled with an H. sort of makes locals look un educated to outsiders.

So for me its an image thing that the town either be spelled the way its pronounced or us locals learn how to properly pronounce the name of our town of Humble, Texas.


Imagine how people in "Arkansaw" or "Missoura" or "Norf#ck" feel...to name just a few. 

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