Designed to Confuse Our US Cousins
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'A wayward young cleric from Leicester
Unfrocked Mrs Hughes just to teicester.
He kissed and carreicester
Undressed and posseicester
And then, as an afterthought, bleicester.'
I imagine that shifted her vowels!
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Also, I have LOVED "The 4 Yourkshire Men" since boy...
PS. I could of course link you to the 4 Y...
ETA I figure you can just say the words really fast and with a slur and you'll probably get close to the right way.
(From a previous post to another group)
I have a friend who lives in Aslackby which is pronounced aze-ul-by
But Norfolk (UK) is the place you want for strange pronunciations. Some of the best are
Happisburgh pronounced Haze-bro (the o is almost a schwa)
Wymondham pronounced Win-dum
Tacolneston pronounced Tackle-stun
Ranworth pronounced Ranner
Letheringsett pronounced Larn-sett
Hautbois pronounced Hobbies
And locals call Norton Belleau "Blo Nortun".
There are many more. I think only the Happisburgh and Wymondham pronunciations are likely to be known across the UK and even then there are going to be some who get it wrong.
Not to mention all the wonderful Native American names around here. Kecoughtan, Powhatan, Poquoson. Although those are less germane to this discussion, since the pronunciations are relatively straightforward.
But hearing Nore-folk with all letters pronounced still sounds hysterically funny to me. And people who move into the area do tend to fall into the local pronunciation after a while, even if they don't pick up the accent otherwise. And this being a highly military area, there are a *lot* of people moving in (and out).
They don't have Rs or Ls in Georgia.