Rio

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Rio may refer to:

The pronunciation of "Rio" is a shibboleth; it is pronounced /'raɪ oʊ/, not /'riː oʊ/, as elsewhere.

Local origins

Historian Vera V. Via has said the local use of the name for Rio Road was "derived from the fact that railroad stop No. 10 was near the road. It was written as "R.10," which became "Rio.""[1]

References

  1. Maurer, David A. "Mapping out Name Game Took Effort." The Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 29 Aug. 2010: C1. Print.