How To Pronounce

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

I have helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact me if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

When you move to a new city, you’re going to encounter words (or acronyms) that you’ve never seen before. Below are some commonly commonly mispronounced words along with the correct pronunciation.
Papillion, Nebraska

If you like this page, also consider visiting Talk Like a Local. I explain some of the weird words and phrases we have in Omaha.

Aksarben

“Aksarben” is Nebraska spelled backwards. There is a neighborhood called Aksarben as well as a bunch of different businesses.

Giles

Giles is a main road in Sarpy County and it’s very common for transplants to mispronounce this word.

Louisville

Louisville is a small town south of Omaha. It’s pronounced a little differently than the city in Kentucky.

Millard

Millard is a school district and an area of town.

M.U.D.

M.U.D. is the acronym for Metropolitan Utilities District. M.U.D. is the provider of water, sewer, and natural gas in the Omaha area. It’s not pronounced like very wet dirt.

O.P.S.

O.P.S. stands for Omaha Public Schools and it’s the largest school district in the area.

Papillion

Papillion is a large suburb (and school district) south of Omaha in Sarpy County. And it’s frequently mispronounced by non-locals.

U.N.O.

It’s the acronym for the the University of Nebraka – Omaha. It’ not to be confused with the kids card game.

About Your Guide
Ryan Renner - Omaha Relocation Guide

My name is Ryan Renner and I’m a real estate agent in Omaha. I’ve helped many families relocate to Omaha. While helping people relocate, I would get similar questions over and over again. This site addresses many of those questions and more.

Reach out to me if you are moving to Omaha and need help.