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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!
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 15th May 18, 12:06 PM
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    - Llangollen
    - Llanfair!pwllgwyngyll!gogery!chwyrn!drobwll!llan!t ysilio!gogo!goch
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    You could say that about any Welsh place name if you're English though.

    We have Cwmtydu, LLanybydder & Eglwyswrw which make sense if you know how the Welsh language works.

    Having said that, my wife just looks at the first few letters and if it starts with Ll, has more than 10 letters and none of them are English vowels then she gives up.
    Last edited by bertiewhite; 15-05-2018 at 12:46 PM.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th May 18, 6:08 PM
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    'London' is apparently called 'The Smoke' .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Wrong

    Its The Big Smoke
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Or The Big Buttocks
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 15th May 18, 6:32 PM
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    Newcastle.....

    Posh Southerners say Noocarsel

    and it is Newkasl
    Originally posted by colinw
    I'm a Southerner and even I get Newkasl right, drives me mad when anyone calls is castle.
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 15th May 18, 7:45 PM
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    BBC readers in the South West pronounce it Lawnston
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    OH's grandparents were from Cornwall/Devon. He grew up in the Arzeend of Nowhere, complete with the accent. I'm taking his word for it.
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 15th May 18, 10:03 PM
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    OH's grandparents were from Cornwall/Devon. He grew up in the Arzeend of Nowhere, complete with the accent. I'm taking his word for it.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Lots of that down here
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 16th May 18, 6:55 AM
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    Lots of that down here
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    ...and many with a Scouse accent.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 16th May 18, 8:26 AM
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    Daubhill in Bolton - Dobble.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th May 18, 9:10 AM
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    I'm a Southerner and even I get Newkasl right, drives me mad when anyone calls is castle.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Good
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 16th May 18, 11:01 AM
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    "Loga Boroga" is pronounced "lowbrow", surely.
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    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 16th May 18, 11:02 AM
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    Cheshunt - Cheesehunt
    Originally posted by tommix
    Are you sure? I thought it was Kezzant.
    Buying a house, if you believe the market has a way to fall, or if you are paying sill asking prices ( like some sheeple ) or if you are buying in London, is now a massive financial gamble!!!!! - June 8, 2012 by TheCountOfNowhere
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 16th May 18, 11:06 AM
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    Stepney = St. Epney
    Clapham = Clarm
    Kilburn = Maida Vale
    Archway = Highgate
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 16th May 18, 11:13 AM
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    "Loga Boroga" is pronounced "lowbrow", surely.
    Originally posted by westernpromise
    Loobaroo. .
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 16th May 18, 11:18 AM
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    ???
    Surely it is pronounced as it is spelt?

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/loughborough
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    It is,never heard of other version never mind say it
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 17th May 18, 9:01 AM
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    Loughborough - luff bo rah.
    • AJS321
    • By AJS321 17th May 18, 11:02 PM
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    Brewwod in Staffordshire - pronounced !!!8216;Brood!!!8217;.

    Coleshill in Warwickshire - pronounced Cozull.

    North Solihull, West Midlands - pronounced Chelmsley Wood.
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 17th May 18, 11:39 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
    Originally posted by atolaas
    Since the BBC have lost their grip on the Queen's english, Cheltenham has benn incorrectly called cheltnum.. look back to old reports and it was prounced cheltenham! Although I believe locally in Gloucester and the surrounding areas call it cheltnam (orThe Nam if chavs) but chelt-en-ham is still the correct way to prounouce it.

    Down the road from us is Winchcombe (prounced Winch-come) the best U.S. tourist I ever came across was a man wanting to get a bus back to Win-com-bee.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th May 18, 8:28 AM
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    Since the BBC have lost their grip on the Queen's english, Cheltenham has benn incorrectly called cheltnum.. look back to old reports and it was prounced cheltenham! Although I believe locally in Gloucester and the surrounding areas call it cheltnam (orThe Nam if chavs) but chelt-en-ham is still the correct way to prounouce it.
    Originally posted by sillyvixen
    I have never heard it called Cheltnum.. Yes to Cheltnam.
    But its the same with the other ones atolaas said.
    We'd use Oldam and Birmingam ... I am guessing that is down to local accents though.
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 18th May 18, 9:04 AM
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    I'm a Southerner and even I get Newkasl right, drives me mad when anyone calls is castle.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Which syllable has the emphasis though... ? And is it Noo or N-yoo ?



    (My colleagues from that area say Noo - KASL - but they're Mackems not Geordies so not truly local.)
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 18th May 18, 9:34 AM
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    Newcastle.....

    Posh Southerners say Noocarsel

    and it is Newkasl
    Originally posted by colinw
    I'm southern, but not posh (despite what you think ).

    I say New (not Noo) carsal, with no emphasis on any of the syllables. I actually say it the way it's spelt.

    My brother in law, who's a Mackem, says New Kassel with the emphasis on the Kassel bit.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 18th May 18, 9:37 AM
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    I have never heard it called Cheltnum.. Yes to Cheltnam.
    But its the same with the other ones atolaas said.
    We'd use Oldam and Birmingam ... I am guessing that is down to local accents though.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I'm southern and all 3 of those I pronounce more or less as spelt except um on the end.

    So Cheltenum, Oldum, Birmingum. And I do pronounce the g in Birmingum
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