Pronouncing place names (and how to eat food politely)


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I can honestly assure you RR.that don't hang listening at bog doors. I have more important things to do, like knitting spaghetti or filling ravioli parcels. ( Got tired of counting mushy peas in a pot

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How typical of Nottstalgia, but lovely ....... we moved effortlessly from pronouncing place names to eating spaghetti.   Situation calm on the site! 

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I did indeed know Col McCraith, NBL. He was also a partner at Rotheras, although in my time, he was a consultant on a part time basis. A gentleman to the core. Always raised his hat if you passed him in the street. Nice chap.

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Colonel Pat was also a bit of a lad and looked after his own.

 

Back in 1971 a few months into my service with the SRY I had to attend a tax tribunal, I had been sent a bill for over £700 which I knew I didn't owe, a couple of hundred yes but not that much.

 

Come the day I got myself all dressed up, suit, regimental tie etc clasping my little box of paper work of I went. Eventually I stood before the bench and gave my version of events, after some discussion with his colleagues the chairman turned to me and said "I think you owe £76 would you agree to that." Agree I nearly snatched his hand off.

 

Some months later I was at a regimental dance when a man approached me dressed in a colonels uniform "ah" he said "I believe you owe me a very large G&T" that was my introduction to Col Pat and the power of the regimental tie.

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Another commonly heard mispronunciation is a road in Hucknall, Wighay Road. Many times I have heard local radio presenters pronounce it as Wig Hay when it is really Wiggy. If people working in the media can't get it right what chance have strangers got?

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Rawtenstall in Lancashire is one that has always astounded me.

The locals pronounce it Rottenstall which always sounds a bit derogatory to me.

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On 11/12/2015 at 8:40 AM, The Pianoman said:

Uttoxeter is a good one if you are one of the locals. It sounds something like 'Txtta'

My Dad used to prodounce Uttoxeter as.....".Uttcheta " when he used to work there in the 1930's

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Also back to Norfolk just outside Kings Lynn you have Setchy = sketch and if your looking for Aysborough go to Happisburgh, weird or what.

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On 5/27/2017 at 5:13 PM, Bing said:

It's a bit far for overspill from Nottingham.   Newark means a new fortification.

Thought is was an anagram of W-----r

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Down here in the SW we have Mousehole = Moussle, St Austell = Snozzle, Plymouth to the Royal Navy is Guzz and my home town of Uckna (Hucknall)

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