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Places and things that are pronounced differently to their spelling

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  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    ???
     
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    Towcester, pronounced toaster!
     
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    Tuyere - tweer ( My first job at Mt Isa Mines smelters was a tuyere puncher)
     
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    plait --> platt
     
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    Lough, pronounced Loch
     
  6. SaskiaKC

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    So ... nobody knows how to pronounce "Cirencester"?
     
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    Thought it was sirencester but you need to tell us, Saskia.;)
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I always thought that Cirencester was pronounced with a short I sound as in irk, not a long sound I as in sigh.
     
  9. SaskiaKC

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    I've seen different pronunciations for it in various places so I hoped someone here would know how it's really pronounced. :) Siren as on an ambulance? Sirren? Chiren? Kirren? I can't remember them all ...
     
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    Braithwaite

    Braythut
     
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    Great Moulton ....... pronounced Great malt..on im always asked how to spell my address Its ironic as it's pronounced Malt ..on As we had a maltings in the village which had been brewing barley for hundreds of years and is rural Norfolk
     
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    Nice pub I went to near Bude in - Poughill.
    Puffle- I think!
     
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    Launceston
    Lanzsen
     
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    Whakatane, New Zealand. You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
     
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    Culross

    Pronounced 'coorus'
     
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    Izzat a FACt?

    I got message that I couldn't view the video (it claims to be private!!) so resorted to asking Mr Google. Apparently Whakatane's another of those perfectly innocent but censored words... :eek: due to Maori pronunciation.
     
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    Milngavie

    (pronounced 'Mull Guy')
     
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    In the intervening weeks, I have, in fact been to Whakatane, and a few other similar places using the Maori WH -pronounced-PH sounds. And yes it was a totally awesome holiday, thanks for asking! ;)
     
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    Dun Laoghaire (Dun Leary!)
     
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