- Feb 1, 2007
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- Pebble Mill
Years ago we were driving up to Warwickshire to visit my family, one of the first times MrsCarlos was paraded in front of the clan. We were visiting my Nan first, so the wife (from Dublin) rang ahead to let her know we were close to arriving.As one or two other Brits here have pointed out, a few of those above aren't quite right anyway, proper phonetics or no. It's interesting, though, how as a resident of these parts for the half-century or so that I've been on this planet, most of the places cited above seem "obvious". I can't imagine saying "Leicester" or "Worcester" as anything other than "Lester" and "Wooster", and it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world is brought up with such silliness!
"Yes, we're on the motorway, we've just passed the sign for By-sesster!"
Cue much hilarity from my Nan, and a wife who couldn't work out what was so funny. Little was she to know how much funnier it would be to listen to me pronouncing Irish place names.