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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bazz Jass, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:49 PM.
Olden days is a lot older than 20 years, I'm talking about the 60s.
As for those women named Siobhán.....
But we English do have some strange ways of pronouncing things, especially place names. ‘Alnwick’ is pronounced ‘Anick’.
And the eternal discussion about Shrewsbury....................
Not much different here.
I spend a fair amount of time in London for work...well I used to before the lockdown. I'll admit I'm an Anglophile and much of your pronunciations have rubbed off on me. For example, I no longer say garAge and now say gArage (if that made any sense). It just sounds cooler even if my US friends want to slap me lol.
When I'm in Borough Market I like to impress the locals with my pronunciation of "Suthuck" as opposed to most tourists who would say South-wark.
Now funny you mention Shrewsbury. Up until a couple of years I lived in a NJ town named Shrewsbury which I pronounced "Shrewsberry". After repeated visits to London, I thought I was being "English" by saying "Shrewsbree" however I've since been corrected and told it's actually "Shrowsbree". I'll let you all tell me which is correct.
Oh those Irish!
Or guys named Sean
It doesn't get worse than this....
What's up with Greenwich/Grennitch?
If you rrreally wAnt toh knOww just ask se crrräsie Gerrmann.
According to Unknown Hinson it’s pronounced like “worm-ins” and they loves a party liquor.
The correct pronunciation is Sodder (Sah-der). Some people call soda soder here though LOL
I'm from Yorkshire myself and even we find him annoying
Great song. This and Gods of War
Sean Bean...how are you supposed to pronounce the "Bean" part of his name?..Bonn?
Oh my, that's a beginner's one.
here's a few fun ones..
place names - Loughborough, Leicester, Gloucester, and my favourite - Towcester
Surnames- Featherstonehaugh, Beauchamp.
(re: Loughborough, there's a famous - if probably apocryphal - story about an Australian in the UK who can't understand why nobody can direct him to Loogabarooga...)
Have a go with the first name "St John" - pronounced "sinjin"
as ever, the Python lads nailed it -
Interviewer: Good evening. I have with me in the studio tonight one of the country's leading skin specialists - Raymond Luxury Yacht.
Raymond: That's not my name.
Interviewer: I'm sorry - Raymond Luxury Yach-t.
Raymond: No, no, no - it's spelt Raymond Luxury Yach-t, but it's pronounced 'Throatwobbler Mangrove'.
Careful eh bru, maori chicks are hard az... they will rip you to shreds.
Not just Maori chucks either, bru - i had a kiwi girlfriend for a few years in the UK - lots of fun but mad as a cut snake. I have a mixture of fond memories and some scars....