Why is Mobile AL pronounced differently?

Specifically, my home town, Mobile, Alabama. The correct pronunciation is Mo-beel (with emphasis on the second syllable). Mobile’s name is derived from Fort Louis de la Mobile, which was a French fortification near Mt. Vernon, in the northern part of the county.

What do you call people from Mobile Alabama?

Mobile, Alabama
• Urban 326,183 (US: 115th)
• Metro 413,757 (US: 131st)
• CSA 631,779 (US: 77th)
Demonym(s) Mobilian

How do you say mobile in America?

How do you pronounce Semmes Alabama?

Semmes (pronounced /sɛmz/, locally /sɪmz/) is a city in western Mobile County, Alabama, in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.