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Places and things that are pronounced differently to their spelling

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  1. Groundgripper

    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Arkansas :- Ar Kan Saw ( and, I can saw too, with the right wood cutting tool)
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] "What did Tennessee, boys? What did Tennessee?"
    "She saw what Arkansas, boys. She saw what Arkansas." [​IMG]
     
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    Siobhan -> Shivawn
     
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    Oh dear , it's years and years since I last heard that!

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    Leicester --> Lester
     
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    Shrewsbury --

    Is it "shrews" as in taming of one? Or "shro" as I have heard it pronounced somewhere sometime?
     
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    Irish girls name :-Aisne becomes " Onya"

    Got to be lots more like that, especially Scots, Irish and Welsh.
     
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    I say it as "shrows brie"
     
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    Bicester --> Bisster
     
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    "Suthark"
     
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    Milngavie - Milguy
     
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    Cairo, Illinois = KAY-ro, IlliNOee
     
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    kircudbright- kirkoodbri
     
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    Beaufort --

    BYOO-furt or BOE-furt depending on which Beaufort is meant
     
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    San Juan - San Whan
     
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    Torpenhow
    Village Cumbria

    Pronounced
    Trepenna
     
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