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Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

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Herbert
2 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

 

Bal-green 

 

Edenbury 

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Maple Leaf
2 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

 

Almost always mispronounced on the TV in North America.

 

Edin-bro or Edin-burg.  :verymad:

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Morgan

Ball green.

 

Edin bruh.

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Morgan

Gull ane or Gull ann or Gill in??

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i8hibsh

Sciennes by the Meadows and Causewayside.  I'll be honest, I still don't know.

 

I always say Sheens as in Charlie and Martin.

 

 

 

 

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Morgan
Just now, i8hibsh said:

Sciennes by the Meadows and Causewayside.  I'll be honest, I still don't know.

 

I always say Sheens as in Charlie and Martin.

 

 

 

 

Yep, Sheens for me too.

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Morgan

Doll Keith or Dall Keith??

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i8hibsh
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

Yep, Sheens for me too.

 

 

A guy in my work says Skeens

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Smithee
3 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Yep, Sheens for me too.

 

It's sheens, or at least that's what the locals called it when I lived there. 

 

2 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Doll Keith or Dall Keith??

 

Somewhere in between I reckon, Daulkeith.

 

I struggled with Dalrymple as a kid, I knew Dalry but I couldn't work out how to say "mple", I vaguely remember it came out something like Dalry-mimply the first time I tried it out loud. 

 

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Maroon Sailor
Posted (edited)
18 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Ball green.

 

Edin bruh.

 

That's how I've always said it but some announcer on Forth One said Bal-green Road and Kelly Ann Woodland always says Edinburruh on the STV news at 6

Edited by Maroon Sailor

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Mr Sifter
23 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

 

Best foriegn pronunciation of Edinburgh I’ve ever heard was from Christine Agulera (sp?) during her hosting of the MTV awards in 2003. She got it spot on. I remember her saying that some Scottish roadie has taught her how to say it properly...then she went onto describe herself as ‘a wee midden’ ?

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whodanny
16 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Doll Keith or Dall Keith??

Dull Keith. Literally. 

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davemclaren
22 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Doll Keith or Dall Keith??

Depends if you or from Widburn or Woodburn. 

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BarneyBattles

Edinburugh, sheens, dal keith, ball green gull an and of course porty ya bass. 

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ArcticJambo
18 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:

Edinburugh, sheens, dal keith, ball green gull an and of course porty ya bass. 

All this. ^^

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Gambo
50 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Ball green.

 

Edin bruh.

Yup.

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Ray Gin
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

 

The latter for both

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Swanny17

Ball green.

Edin bur uhh

Hoiyick

Milnguy

Straven

 

And it’s Ball Cony not Bal Cony ??

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hmfc_liam06

Away from Scotland but I've never understood why Kansas is pronounced as spelled yet Arkansas is pronounced Arkinsaw.

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Maroon Sailor
5 minutes ago, Cygnet said:

Ball green.

Edin bur uhh

Hoiyick

Milnguy

Straven

 

And it’s Ball Cony not Bal Cony ??

 

Funny you should say that about balcony

 

I said ball-cony but was told it's no ballcony it's bal-cony

 

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King prawn

Here’s a couple for you all since I’m currently living in Norfolk 

 

Happisburgh

Wymondham 

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Tazio

Cahlton Hill or Colton Hill? though to be honest I say it with an H where the T is.

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Maroon Sailor

I got picked up for calling it Ports-mouth

 

Apparently it's pronounced Ports-mith 

 

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Maroon Sailor

Some nugget once asked me directions to Burntis-land in Fife

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Maroon Sailor
2 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Cahlton Hill or Colton Hill? though to be honest I say it with an H where the T is.

 

Call-tin Hill

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GlasgoJambo
1 hour ago, i8hibsh said:

Sciennes by the Meadows and Causewayside.  I'll be honest, I still don't know.

 

I always say Sheens as in Charlie and Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheens &

Cause-way-side

?

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Tazio
Just now, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Call-tin Hill

 

So roughly the same as me, and always the way it was pronounced until I started hearing the other version.

 

Also in the area I've always said Broeton Street now people seem to say Brawtin.

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Morgan
6 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Cahlton Hill or Colton Hill? though to be honest I say it with an H where the T is.

Call tin.

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Maroon Sailor
1 minute ago, Tazio said:

 

So roughly the same as me, and always the way it was pronounced until I started hearing the other version.

 

Also in the area I've always said Broeton Street now people seem to say Brawtin.

 

If you ever get the 8 bus the next stop is Brawtin Street

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Morgan

Thorny bock or Thorny boak?

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Morgan

Morningside.

 

When I stayed there, the ‘fur coat and nae knickers’ brigade were torn between ‘Moaning side’ and ‘Morning sad’.  :facepalm:

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LeftBack

Do dundee United not play at Tan-a-deet-che (according to an English newsreader) 

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Lemongrab

I would say ball green, but it should really be bal green. The bal part coming from the Gaelic for a farm; Balerno being another example. I've never heard anyone call that Ball erno.

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LeftBack
11 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Cahlton Hill or Colton Hill? though to be honest I say it with an H where the T is.

I think I am guilty of calling it Carlton Hill

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Chester™
16 minutes ago, King prawn said:

Here’s a couple for you all since I’m currently living in Norfolk 

 

Happisburgh

Wymondham 

Haze-burr-uh

Wind-ham

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Maroon Sailor
6 minutes ago, LeftBack said:

Do dundee United not play at Tan-a-deet-che (according to an English newsreader) 

 

Probably the same newsreader who says Breckin City

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Maroon Sailor
7 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

I would say ball green, but it should really be bal green. The bal part coming from the Gaelic for a farm; Balerno being another example. I've never heard anyone call that Ball erno.

 

The English never seem to get Falkirk right

 

It's either Fal-Kirk or FallKERK

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola

The pronunciation of Worcester and Southwell has always seemed odd to me. 

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Samuel Camazzola
9 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Probably the same newsreader who says Breckin City

That'll be Rangers' finest, Gordon Ramsay. The exact way he said it on a recent programme with Gino and Fred. 

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bobsharp
1 hour ago, Maple Leaf said:

 

Almost always mispronounced on the TV in North America.

 

Edin-bro or Edin-burg.  :verymad:

 

I just said the word a few times. I have to admit I sound more Edinbro than my original Edinburru. But I have also noticed I have greatly reduced the pronunciation of R it now being much softer.

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Maroon Sailor
Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

The pronunciation of Worcester and Southwell has always seemed odd to me. 

 

Aye - Wooster and Suth-ill

Edited by Maroon Sailor

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Maroon Sailor

Bury

 

Berry or Buh-ray

 

 

Shrewsbury

 

Shrozebray or Shrewsbuh-ray

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Lemongrab

Somebody told me Anstruther was pronounced Ainster.

:Aye:

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Tazio
Just now, Lemongrab said:

Somebody told me Anstruther was pronounced Ainster.

:Aye:

It is if you're a local.

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superjack

Living in Lewis, the locals call our capital edinboro, does my nut in. Keep telling them it's edinburrah. 

As for balgreen, I've always said ball green and I've never heard any other pronunciations, and I spent a lot of time in the area with my mother being from Stevenson drive.

Here's 1 ive heard a couple of ways to pronounce,  is it Easter road or is it shitehole.

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Lemongrab
1 minute ago, Tazio said:

It is if you're a local.

Ah, just like those Edinburgh locals with their Sheens?:thumbsup:

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gjcc

Lochgelly pronounced something like “lowgelly” by the weirdo locals. 

 

A work colleague 

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superjack

Another 1, towcaster,  took me years of using William hills that it was pronounced toaster.

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Tazio
1 minute ago, Lemongrab said:

Ah, just like those Edinburgh locals with their Sheens?:thumbsup:

 

Never go to Culross, it will confuse you even more.

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