It has often been remarked that the English either don’t know how to spell or don’t know how to read. The divergence between the spelling and pronunciation of “Thames” is a good example.
The Almighty has charged the American people with fixing many of the things the English have screwed up, as is the case here. To pronounce this name in the local fashion, start with the word “same”, take away the ‘s’ and put it at the end, and add at the beginning the standard “th” sound, as from “thin”.
A simple and obvious solution. But it took American ingenuity to make it a reality.
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