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and there's something screwy going on with the floorboards into the background.
Dunno if that's deliberate for this pic or if the person drawing it had no idea of perspective etc.
 

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The woman appears to be wearing two wristwatches.
 

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The woman appears to be wearing two wristwatches.
I presumed it was a bracelet on her right forearm.

Otherwise, I was tempted to claim she was wearing her ankle monitor on her wrist. :evillaugh:
 

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As the following seems to encompass many a Fortean topic, best highlighted on this thread?

Another of those random finds, it's maybe worth a look?

UFO RETRO - Amazing World Of Ghosts - Vintage rare 1970s paranormal documentary film


[Edit: In hindsight, it's probably more appropriate to the 'Fortean Documentaries' thread].
 
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As the following seems to encompass many a Fortean topic, best highlighted on this thread?

Another of those random finds, it's maybe worth a look?

UFO RETRO - Amazing World Of Ghosts - Vintage rare 1970s paranormal documentary film

I hate when they put that crap at the sides. What is wrong with black bars?
 

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I hate when they put that crap at the sides. What is wrong with black bars?
Well it distracts attention from the crap in the middle!

To be fair, I am enjoying it immensely! I am 15 minutes in and can declare it to be the Plan 9 of supernatural documentaries.

It appears to have been assembled from stock footage and stills with a voice-over which seldom relates.

I am beginning to suspect that the young lad at the start wrote, starred and directed it! :evil:
 

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Perhaps likewise you may had heard of this incident without knowing the full story.

The following is a detailed explanation and maybe worth a mention?

1958 Mars Bluff Nuclear Bomb Incident

In 2003 Walter Gregg, then 82, said "Not too many people can say they've had a nuclear bomb dropped on them. Not too many would want to." The 1958 Mars Bluff nuclear weapon incident deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As very few images of the actual event are available in the Public Domain, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration. (13:15 in length)

 

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A list of English names with unexpected (in some cases unexpectable) pronunciations.

Abergavenny: Abergnny (hard ‘g’)
Alnwick: Annick
Arbuthnot: A-buth-not
Auchinleck: Afflck (or as spelt)
Beauchamp: Beecham
Beaufort: Bofoot
Beaulieu: Biew-li
Belvoir: Beava
Bethune: Beaton
Blenheim: Blenim
Bolingbroke: Bullingbrook
Borrowes: Burrows
Broughton: Brawton
Buccleuch: Buckloo
Burgh: Bura
Bury: Berry
Caius: Keys (College)
Calverley: Cahvaly
Capell: Cayple
Carnegie: Cahnggie
Cecil: in the family, Sissl
Cirencester: Sista, or Saye-ren-sesta

Continued until Z!
http://www.johntrainbroadside.com/english-family-and-place-names/
 

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A list of English names with unexpected (in some cases unexpectable) pronunciations.

Abergavenny: Abergnny (hard ‘g’)
Alnwick: Annick
Arbuthnot: A-buth-not
Auchinleck: Afflck (or as spelt)
Beauchamp: Beecham
Beaufort: Bofoot
Beaulieu: Biew-li
Belvoir: Beava
Bethune: Beaton
Blenheim: Blenim
Bolingbroke: Bullingbrook
Borrowes: Burrows
Broughton: Brawton
Buccleuch: Buckloo
Burgh: Bura
Bury: Berry
Caius: Keys (College)
Calverley: Cahvaly
Capell: Cayple
Carnegie: Cahnggie
Cecil: in the family, Sissl
Cirencester: Sista, or Saye-ren-sesta

Continued until Z!
http://www.johntrainbroadside.com/english-family-and-place-names/
English in the sense of English language. And some are incorrect.
 

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A list of English names with unexpected (in some cases unexpectable) pronunciations.

Abergavenny: Abergnny (hard ‘g’)
I have never heard anyone pronounce it that way.

Many of the others are the pronunciations that everyone uses, like Beaufort.
 

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English in the sense of English language. And some are incorrect.
I don't feel confident in saying they are incorrect, but rather that these are selected pronunciations in fixed cases.

Two places that I've found myself in that have unexpected pronunciations are Trottiscliffe and Bicester.

p.s. I'll post the 'official answers' to the picture puzzle when back on my home computer.
 

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You mean emphasising the first syllable? There's not much difference with "foot" and "fort", for me anyway.
The first syllable is stressed in both examples.

There's definitely a difference in my (Southern English) pronunciation of 'foot' and 'fort':

'Foot' rhymes with 'put' and 'Fort' as in Charles.
 

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The first syllable is stressed in both examples.

There's definitely a difference in my (Southern English) pronunciation of 'foot' and 'fort':

'Foot' rhymes with 'put' and 'Fort' as in Charles.
I'm only aware of British pronunciations being as you characterise above, an "uh" phoneme and and "or" phoneme don't seem too different to me, you're a language teacher so I'll bow to your greater knowledge if that's considered a more profound difference than I give credit for.
 

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A list of English names with unexpected (in some cases unexpectable) pronunciations.

Abergavenny: Abergnny (hard ‘g’)
Alnwick: Annick
Arbuthnot: A-buth-not
Auchinleck: Afflck (or as spelt)
Beauchamp: Beecham
Beaufort: Bofoot
Beaulieu: Biew-li
Belvoir: Beava
Bethune: Beaton
Blenheim: Blenim
Bolingbroke: Bullingbrook
Borrowes: Burrows
Broughton: Brawton
Buccleuch: Buckloo
Burgh: Bura
Bury: Berry
Caius: Keys (College)
Calverley: Cahvaly
Capell: Cayple
Carnegie: Cahnggie
Cecil: in the family, Sissl
Cirencester: Sista, or Saye-ren-sesta

Continued until Z!
http://www.johntrainbroadside.com/english-family-and-place-names/
From my time at university in Norwich I can add Wymondham, pronounced Wyndham, and Costessey, pronounced Cossey. Don't know what happened to the missing syllables...
 

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Does this extraordinary incident possibly qualify as Fortean! ?

Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen--MUST WATCH END!!

Published on 9 Feb 2014
Camera falls from a sky diving airplane and lands on my property in my pig pen. I found the camera 8 months later and viewed this video.


 

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I friend made me aware of a a double barrelled surname with an insane pronunciation, that misses out several syllables and, I think, "mispronounces" some of the remaining ones. Sadly I can't recall it... apparently its famous for the this.

edit - just found it, not as mad as I remembered:

Featherstonhaugh /ˈfænʃɔː/ FAN-shaw (also spelt Fetherstonhaugh and Featherstonehaugh) is an English surname.[citation needed] The name comes from Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, from the Old English feðere, "feather", stān, "stone", and healh, "corner".[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Featherstonhaugh
 

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I friend made me aware of a a double barrelled surname with an insane pronunciation, that misses out several syllables and, I think, "mispronounces" some of the remaining ones. Sadly I can't recall it... apparently its famous for the this.

edit - just found it, not as mad as I remembered:

Featherstonhaugh /ˈfænʃɔː/ FAN-shaw (also spelt Fetherstonhaugh and Featherstonehaugh) is an English surname.[citation needed] The name comes from Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, from the Old English feðere, "feather", stān, "stone", and healh, "corner".[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Featherstonhaugh
You also have Cholmondeley. “How many times do you think tourists have tried to pronounce Cholmondeley when coming across it for the first time? Obviously, Cheshire natives know the village near Malpas and home to the stunning Cholmondeley Castle is pronounced 'Chumley' rather than 'Chol-mond-eley'.”

And there was a dance troupe a few years back
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14475985
The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs to disband
 

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You also have Cholmondeley. “How many times do you think tourists have tried to pronounce Cholmondeley when coming across it for the first time? Obviously, Cheshire natives know the village near Malpas and home to the stunning Cholmondeley Castle is pronounced 'Chumley' rather than 'Chol-mond-eley'.”

And there was a dance troupe a few years back
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14475985
The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs to disband
Near Cholmondeley is Cholmondeston, pronounced 'Churm-stun', with a canalside cafe which Techy and I often patronised in more pleasant times.
 

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Well then I only got about 11 or so. I missed the milk jug and the inwards swinging door, substituting the wrong angle of floorboards in the hallway and the boys mismatched socks.
 

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Well then I only got about 11 or so. I missed the milk jug and the inwards swinging door, substituting the wrong angle of floorboards in the hallway and the boys mismatched socks.
I am perplexed that I missed the woman's missing sleeve!
 

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More mayhem with Bobby Duke:
 
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