Names which sound weird when Americans say them

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#1

Craig (Creg)
Graham (Grem)


#2

@Saps! Rather than Sarps as it should be.


#3

Cecil (See-Sill)


#4

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’


#5

There was definitely one on the old boards, but couldn’t find one here, so recycle away!


#6

Birming-HAM


#7

Birming-ham Birming-HAM


#8

Harry Ballacks


#9

Southwark


#10

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)


#11

Squrl (squirrel)


#12

meeer (mirror)


#13

Dentists (Dennis)


#14

MosCOW


#15

eyydult (adult)


#16

Siân and Sean/Shaun sound exactly the same when they pronounce it


#17

Edinbowrow


#18

Jar-shoe-ah


#19

Car-loess


#20

May-gan