The Garden State is the most densely populated in the U.S. and is chock-full of town names that are difficult to pronounce.

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Sometimes the puzzling pronunciations have several variations as you'll see below. As is common in New Jersey, there's a 'local' way to say a town name and a 'visitors' way to say it. Using the word 'visitors' is being nice given the plethora of ways we refer to out-of-towners.

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