we’ve had this thread before, with those exact same examples, and I remember because in the last one our resident american friend @theShipment said he knows knows someone called Graham Craig*. this is the information my brain chooses to retain.
* sorry, that should be ‘Gram Creg’
There was definitely one on the old boards, but couldn’t find one here, so recycle away!
Me and a French pal decided that the most difficult football fixture to pronounce for Anglo-Gallic buddies was
Leicester (pronounced le chester by him)
Guingamp (pronounced gwin gamp by me)
Siân and Sean/Shaun sound exactly the same when they pronounce it