how do you pronounce? (a polls and chat thread)

I quite like place names that are pronounced in an expected way then the locals get really grumpy about people saying it wrong like you’d have any way of knowing unless you lived there.

Also, some place names I know how the locals pronounce but I feel weird saying it that way to non locals. Like Sowerby Bridge, locals say sore-be.

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I like that this one isn’t even agreed upon by the people who live there

For a long time I thought they must just be two separate places.

  • Shrowsbury
  • Shroosbury

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Towcester

  • Tow-sess-ter
  • Toaster

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Belvoir

  • Bell-vwar
  • Bee-ver

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Bicester

  • By-sess-ter
  • Biss-ter

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Keighley

  • Kee-Lee
  • Keith-Lee

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I know that one from the JAMMs It’s Grim Up North.

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David Bowie

  • David Bowie (as in a ship’s bow or bow wow wow)
  • David Bowie (as in bow tie)

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NOTE: I am aware of how the man himself pronounced his own (fake) name, the question is how do YOU pronounce it

Bouy (as in the floating things in the sea)

  • Boy
  • Boo-ee

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Scallops

  • Gallops
  • Wallops

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Ssss-Klopps

Leffe

  • Leff ay
  • Leff

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Leff-uh

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^this, obviously

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Catriona (the name)

  • Ca-tree-na
  • Ca-tree-oh-na

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My wife’s name!

I thought there was only one way of pronouncing it (other than wrongly) until last night’s Mastermind where the winner said her daughter was called Ca-tree-oh-na.

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It had never occurred to me that you would say Catriona as Cat-reen-a.

I assumed Cat-reen-a was spelled Katrina (like & the Waves), and Catriona was its own name, pronounced Cat-ree-oh-na.

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