Specifically, my home town, Mobile, Alabama. The correct pronunciation is Mo-beel (with emphasis on the second syllable). Mobile is also the name of the county, shown in yellow in the map below.
The word Mobile is believed to come from a Choctaw Indian word for
'paddlers.' Mobile has been under French, British, and Spanish rule since it was first settled. That's enough history for today, though.
source: Alabame Department of Archives and History (http://www.archives.state.al/)