Bringing Home Beaufort deals exclusively with coastal North Carolina and of course we feature the town of Beaufort, North Carolina.
It never takes long for folks to realize that another town with the same spelling exists in South Carolina.
While the spelling is the same, the pronunciation of the two town names is very different.
Our Beaufort is said bow-fort our South Carolina neighbor is pronounced bew-fort.
When visiting either town it is advisable that you get the name right or risk at the least a snicker or two, and at the worst a thorough tongue-lashing.
Remember, we’re bow-fort and our friends farther south are bew-fort.
And just to show we’re open to other places here’s Beaufort, South Carolina’s official city homepage (our feeling won’t be hurt if you don’t click).