Places we pronounce incorrectly

I’ve alwayd said MON-a-co, with the stress on the first syllable, but a mate of mine’s just been over there working and has come back saying mon-AR-co. Obviously i laughed at him heartily and called him a tory prick, but alas it seems he’s right.

Others?

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You’re not honestly going to go around pronouncing it monarco though, are you?

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Well no, just like you wouldn’t say facsimile properly. Looking like a slight numpty’s preferable to looking like a sales rep, innit.

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Most French places. Guingcamp - gwingcamp

Arkansas - how it’s spelled

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If you mean “places which the UK pronounces differently to locals” you’re talking about 95% of the world outside of the M25 surely?

Fairly common of most languages too I think. I wouldn’t worry too much about it

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Gan-gom, apparently.

PISS OFF, MATE.

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Towcester

Which I think is pronounced like “toaster”??!

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Some English people pronounce chorizo not like Chore-its-oh and they’re awful

My sister pronounced Worcester as War-chester the other day which I found hilarious

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fowey

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It makes me angry because it’s my favourite town, you know?

Darwen (at least according to me nan)

Hole born

Darren apparently. She’d know, she lived there for 80yrs. Blew my mind as I’d been saying it as its spelt

If yer name’s not Darwen yer not comin’ in.

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can’t find the relevant Limmy clip about newsreaders saying Kabul online anymore. ah well.

Milngavie is the one that always bugged me most

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(Mill guy)

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Have any Australians ever pronounced Loughborough as ‘Loogahbaroogah’, or is it just a myth?