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Places and things that are pronounced differently to their spelling

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  1. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Uttoxeter in local dialect is Utchtter (for want of a better spelling :wideyed:)
     
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    Glasgow in Scotland is said as "Gles- ga" by the locals ( I used to be one, but I`m all right now) my sisters will gie me the malkie for that one, help ma boab!
     
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  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Meols (cheshire) -> Mells
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    And I was in Fowey last week. (FOY)
     
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    Bicester - Bister

    Leicester (Square) - Lester (Sqwear)

    Cirencester - Serster - but I've been told that that's only for real old timer locals!
     
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    grundisburgh... grunnsbrerr
    aldeburgh.... owbrer (mainly by some by the second home owners !)
    both suffolk..
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Lower Peover -> Lower Peever

    ETA
    and likewise

    Over Peover -> Over Peever which I always feel ought to be Over Pee-over
     
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    #27 Robbity, Mar 23, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    It's true many people call the same way
     
  9. Grant_Vicat

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    Lucky it isn't!
     
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    A local would say Saap'ston rather than Sapiston!
     
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    Also Garboldisham becomes Garble-shum.
    Love from Ixworth, across the Iceni boarder!
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    One of my favourite counties for bizarre spelling/pronunciation (prashun?) has to be Kent. Apart from Wrotham which is Root'em, there is Trottiscliffe (pronounced Trozlee) which is less than a mile from Trosley (Trozlee) Park. Ightham is pronounced Item!
     
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    my grand parents came from sapiston and troston
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    superb!
     
  15. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Leigh (Lancs) --> Lee
    but elsewhere --> Lie
    :wacky:

    ETA there used to be a (Lancashire) LeighToaster cheese so strong it used to take the skin off the roof of my mouth!
     
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    #35 Robbity, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    There's that big river in London - Old Father Temz...
     
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    Keswick --> Kezzick
     
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    Arab (town in Alabama) pronounced AY-rab
    Lafayette (towns in Alabama and Georgia) pronounced L'FAYet
     
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    Smallthorne. Pronounced locally as Smorthan
     
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    New Madrid (Missouri) pronounced New MAD-rid
    Cairo (Illinois) pronounced KAY-ro

    Buena Vista pronounced out west in historically Spanish-speaking areas as BWAYnuh VEEsta/VISSta
    Pronounced in the east as BYEW-nuh VISS-ta
     
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