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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 13th May 18, 3:24 PM
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    Place names spelt differently from how you say them
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    • 13th May 18, 3:24 PM
    Place names spelt differently from how you say them 13th May 18 at 3:24 PM
    Okay, inspired by the "Tatterdemalion" thread and the excellent (imo) All The Stations series on YouTube by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall, how about we play a game to see who can come up with a list of place names that are spelt one way but pronounced another?

    I'll start with examples from that thread:

    Leominster - pronounced Lemster
    Tough - pronounced Took
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    Yes, like Wooster, oops! I mean Worcester!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    And Towcester being Toaster
    Originally posted by Ames
    And Bicester being Bister ....
    Funniest I heard though was an Antipodean gentleman asking for directions to "Loga Boroga". He was trying to get to Loughborough!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Now I'll turn the thread over to you, have fun!
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 13th May 18, 3:27 PM
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    Cholmondely pronounced Chummley
    Happisburgh pronounced Hazebrough
    Alnwick pronounced Annick HOWEVER Alnmouth 5 miles away is still pronounced as spelt
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 13th May 18, 4:07 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:07 PM
    - Reading
    - Bury [depending where you're from]
    - Shrewsbury [depending where your from]
    - Anywhere ending in combe, comb, cambe
    - Carlisle
    - Llangollen
    - Llanfair!pwllgwyngyll!gogery!chwyrn!drobwll!llan!t ysilio!gogo!goch
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th May 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:20 PM
    Cosham is pronounced as it's written but Bosham is pronounced Bozzum.
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 13th May 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:26 PM
    Torpenhow pronounced Trupenna
    Penrith pronounced Penruth (depending where you are from)
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 13th May 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:28 PM
    Bedworth - pronounced as either Bed'uth, Bedurf or Bedworf.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Haylescom
    • By Haylescom 13th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:39 PM
    Braughing- pronounced Broffing.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 13th May 18, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:22 PM
    Pretty much anywhere ending with 'wick will be pronounced as ending with 'ick; e.g.

    Keswick - Kes-ick
    Berwick - Ber-ick

    Two slight variations are
    Hawick - Hoy-ck
    and my favourite, Powick in Worcestershire - pronounced Poy-ck
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th May 18, 5:28 PM
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    Strathaven

    Pronounced Straven.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th May 18, 5:28 PM
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    Portglenone - Portglenown

    Magherberry - Magabrey

    Ahoghill - Ahogal
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    • bap98189
    • By bap98189 13th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    A few from north of the border.

    Strathaven (straven)
    Milngavie (miln-gai)
    Culzean (cul-ane)
    Findoctay (fin-eck-tay)
    Garioch (gee-ree)
    Anstruther (ainster)
    Blairquan (blair-one)
    • atolaas
    • By atolaas 13th May 18, 5:40 PM
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    As a general rule anyplace with a "ham" at the end is pronounced "um"
    i.e. Oldham - Oldum
    Birmingham - Birmingum
    Cheltenham - Cheltenum
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 13th May 18, 5:50 PM
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    Throop - Threep

    Cheshunt - Cheesehunt

    Leysdown - Lays down.

    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 13th May 18, 6:07 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Chiswick - Chis ick
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 13th May 18, 6:10 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Fowey - Foy
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    Not far from me, Walsall. Rubbish place to live but the 'l' in the middle is silent.

    https://www.ilivehere.co.uk/walsall.html
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 13th May 18, 6:25 PM
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    - Reading
    - Bury [depending where you're from]
    - Shrewsbury [depending where your from]
    - Anywhere ending in combe, comb, cambe
    - Carlisle
    - Llangollen
    - Llanfair!pwllgwyngyll!gogery!chwyrn!drobwll!llan!t ysilio!gogo!goch
    Originally posted by PompeyPete


    Llangollen is spoken exactly as it sounds!

    Just because you English cannot do double L you think you can get away with Klan.....
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 13th May 18, 6:52 PM
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    Launceston - Lahnsuhn.
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 13th May 18, 7:11 PM
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    Masham - Mass'm
    Witham - Witt'm
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    • trigger fish
    • By trigger fish 13th May 18, 7:21 PM
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    Ynysybwl.

    Try saying that one.

    Sporting champion clue in that town name.

    Who was he?

    No googling.
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