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Kirkcaldy

 

How many times do we hear Kirk Cal Day from south of the border ?

 

Fal-mouth or Fall-mouth or Fal-mith or Fall-mith

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Lemongrab

Lang holm for Langum.

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Maroon Sailor

Picardy Place got me as a kid

 

Always thought it was Pic ar day

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Lemongrab
59 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Kirkcaldy

 

How many times do we hear Kirk Cal Day from south of the border ?

 

Fal-mouth or Fall-mouth or Fal-mith or Fall-mith

Years ago I used a phone box near the Usher Hall. Afterwards a nosy wee shite of boy, who'd been hanging around, asked me where I'd been phoning. I told him Kirkcudbright, and he looked at me like I was a right idiot and said, "Do you not mean Kirkcaldy." 

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RobboM
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Kirkcaldy

 

How many times do we hear Kirk Cal Day from south of the border ?

 

Fal-mouth or Fall-mouth or Fal-mith or Fall-mith

 

As your Cornish correspondent on Kickback

Mousehole=Mow-zel
Falmouth=Fal-muth
Launceston=Lan-son
 

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IronJambo

This gets more confusing in Aberdeen/shire.

 

Cults - Coots

Peterculter - Petercooter

 

Weirdos. 

 

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IronJambo

South Wales as well...

 

Bridgend - Brijend

Port Talbot - Pour-tall-but

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I P Knightley
2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Picardy Place got me as a kid

 

Always thought it was Pic ar day

You're going to have to give me a lesson - I've only ever heard it phonetically: Pick-Ar-Day

2 hours ago, RobboM said:

 

As your Cornish correspondent on Kickback

Mousehole=Mow-zel
Falmouth=Fal-muth
Launceston=Lan-son
 

I never knew that the t was silent in Launceston.

 

Mind you, I know that Holborn (central London) should be pronounced Hoe-bun but I make a point of pronouncing it Hole-born because it annoys people.

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, IronJambo said:

This gets more confusing in Aberdeen/shire.

 

Cults - Coots

Peterculter - Petercooter

 

Weirdos. 

 

I'm convinced that I've heard Aberdeenies pronouncing it Cults, just to add to the confusion.

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John Gentleman
13 hours ago, Morgan said:

My fat bloater of a sister-in-law:

 

(Who was born in Edinburgh, btw)

 

Princess Street.

 

Prin feckin CESS.

 

I ask you.  :facepalm:

 

She writes it too.

 

Honestly, she does. :vrface:

Ca' canny. It's International Women's Day. A very special day to celebrate and embrace their collective eejitry. 

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John Gentleman
12 hours ago, Smithee said:

Milngavie

Camelon

Mulguy and Came-lon.

I dated a lassie from the latter in a previous life. I asked her what the 'official' pronunciation was. She answered 'Cam-e-lon'. "But what do the locals call it? She answered 'Came-lon'.

What's the point having an official pronunciation when everybody who lives there pronounces it differently?
Actually, it's a shithole no matter which way you pronounce it.
 

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Morgan
12 hours ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

Camm us 

 

 

:facepalm:

 

 

Is she also one of those numpties that call it the Scots/Scotts Monument too :facepalm:

She does indeed say ‘Scots Monument’ and further embarrasses herself with gems like ‘I’m going to Waitrose’s today’.

 

If there is ever a thread on the mispronouncing of foodstuffs, she is your ‘go to girl’.

 

 

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Morgan

In Morningside they think that sex is something you get coal in...

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Morgan
16 minutes ago, John Gentleman said:

Ca' canny. It's International Women's Day. A very special day to celebrate and embrace their collective eejitry. 

The bloater would say ‘wummin’.

 

She’s that bad.

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Smithee
6 minutes ago, John Gentleman said:

Mulguy and Came-lon.

I dated a lassie from the latter in a previous life. I asked her what the 'official' pronunciation was. She answered 'Cam-e-lon'. "But what do the locals call it? She answered 'Came-lon'.

What's the point having an official pronunciation when everybody who lives there pronounces it differently?
Actually, it's a shithole no matter which way you pronounce it.
 

 

I was cycling along the canal last summer and I saw some graffiti on a garage wall that said Welcome to Kemlin. 

It is a funny one, on the train they say it like Camelot, but everyone there says Came-lin as you say.

 

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The White Cockade

do you know how the locals used to pronounce Montague Street in the South Side?

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Morgan
3 minutes ago, The White Cockade said:

do you know how the locals used to pronounce Montague Street in the South Side?

Mon tae goo?

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Morgan

The Balearic Islands.

 

I’ve heard ‘Ma jorr ca’ and ‘I bee zay’

 

FFS

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Locky
18 hours 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, 100%. Typed as a former pupil of the primary school. :smugger:

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Locky
15 minutes ago, The White Cockade said:

do you know how the locals used to pronounce Montague Street in the South Side?

Mon taigy.

 

Only recently have I heard it called Montagu.

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Locky
4 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Picardy Place got me as a kid

 

Always thought it was Pic ar day

The amount of people in my old job who used to ask me for directions to Picadilly Place. Can you no ****ing read likes?

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Maple Leaf

There's a street in Toronto called Strachan Avenue.  

 

The locals pronounce it Strawn. 

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scottishguy

Cockburn Street.

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Morgan
2 minutes ago, Maple Leaf said:

There's a street in Toronto called Strachan Avenue.  

 

The locals pronounce it Strawn. 

Wee Gordon Strawn.  :biggrin:

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FWJ

I’ve always called the road up from the Grassmarket ‘West Bow’ -rhymes with ‘go’ but I’ve heard a couple of older locals saying ‘Bow’ rhyming with ‘cow’.

 

Oh, and the west coast fishing town is MAL-ig not M-laig.  

And while we’re at it, no-one in Fort William calls it “Fort Bill”.  No-one.

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gjcc
4 minutes ago, Maple Leaf said:

There's a street in Toronto called Strachan Avenue.  

 

The locals pronounce it Strawn. 

 

I believe Strawn is a sept of clan Strachan (or maybe it’s the other way round)

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gjcc
1 minute ago, FWJ said:

I’ve always called the road up from the Grassmarket ‘West Bow’ -rhymes with ‘go’ but I’ve heard a couple of older locals saying ‘Bow’ rhyming with ‘cow’.

 

Oh, and the west coast fishing town is MAL-ig not M-laig.  

And while we’re at it, no-one in Fort William calls it “Fort Bill”.  No-one.

 

Fort Weelum?

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FWJ
Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, gjcc said:

 

Fort Weelum?

Fort Wiwyum.

(Not really...)

Edited by FWJ

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Maroon Sailor
2 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

You're going to have to give me a lesson - I've only ever heard it phonetically: Pick-Ar-Day

 

 

I thought it was Pick Ardy

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Maroon Sailor

Teignmouth

 

I thought this was Tain-mouth

 

 

Ends up being Tinmith

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FWJ
2 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm convinced that I've heard Aberdeenies pronouncing it Cults, just to add to the confusion.

And they pronounce Aberchirder “Foggyloan”....

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RobboM
2 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

You're going to have to give me a lesson - I've only ever heard it phonetically: Pick-Ar-Day

I never knew that the t was silent in Launceston.

 

Mind you, I know that Holborn (central London) should be pronounced Hoe-bun but I make a point of pronouncing it Hole-born because it annoys people.

Funnily enough in the Launceston in Tasmania they pronounce every letter. Lawn-ces-ton

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FWJ
15 hours ago, gjcc said:

Derby. 

 

 

 

Surnames can be a bit sair heid inducing too. 

 

Menzies

Woolfardisworthy

Marjoribanks

“Ming-is” (because it’s not a ‘z’)

and “March-banks” but I don’t know the middle one - “Wools-lee”?

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Morgan
8 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I thought it was Pick Ardy

I say Pih Curdy.

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Hugh Phamism

Borrowstounness

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IronJambo
2 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm convinced that I've heard Aberdeenies pronouncing it Cults, just to add to the confusion.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. I used to call it Cults just to wind folk up and I always got a glare, followed by a correction.

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I P Knightley
5 minutes ago, IronJambo said:

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. I used to call it Cults just to wind folk up and I always got a glare, followed by a correction.

Daft Coolnts

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systemx

Tranent  or Turnent

Haddington or Heditin

Elphinstone or Elfisin

Macmerry or Micmirri

Ormiston or Oarmisin

Prestonpans or Shitehouse

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Lemongrab

We could compete with that Rangers thread, if we were to start on Gaelic names.

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scottishguy

Milngavie

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, scottishguy said:

Cockburn Street.

Is that not Coburn.

 

 

Drymen is a good one -Drimin.

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The White Cockade
1 hour ago, Locky said:

Mon taigy.

 

Only recently have I heard it called Montagu.

Aye that’s how my old man pronounced it 

he lived on Salisbury Street until they moved everybody out and bulldozered them

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Locky
11 minutes ago, The White Cockade said:

Aye that’s how my old man pronounced it 

he lived on Salisbury Street until they moved everybody out and bulldozered them

My pal lived there when I was younger. My old man lives in Buccleuch Street still, we always called it that.

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Morgan
10 minutes ago, Locky said:

My pal lived there when I was younger. My old man lives in Buccleuch Street still, we always called it that.

Buck lee uch?

 

:wink: 

 

 

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Greenbank2
1 hour ago, Hugh Phamism said:

Borrowstounness

.........or Bo Ness,

or as the Black Bitches of 'Lithgae refer to it.......

.....Bosnia.

 

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Tazio

Another Edinburgh one that's been niggling at me since my morning bus started having stop announcements. 

 

Drumsheugh.

 

I always said and heard people say Drumshooch with the ch the same as loch. Now it seems to be Drumshoo. 

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The White Cockade
1 minute ago, Tazio said:

Another Edinburgh one that's been niggling at me since my morning bus started having stop announcements. 

 

Drumsheugh.

 

I always said and heard people say Drumshooch with the ch the same as loch. Now it seems to be Drumshoo. 

Drumschooch for me!

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Morgan
16 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Another Edinburgh one that's been niggling at me since my morning bus started having stop announcements. 

 

Drumsheugh.

 

I always said and heard people say Drumshooch with the ch the same as loch. Now it seems to be Drumshoo. 

Drum shooch for me.

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Thunderstruck
2 hours ago, gjcc said:

 

I believe Strawn is a sept of clan Strachan (or maybe it’s the other way round)

 

Professor Sir Hew Strachan who introduces himself using ‘Strawn’. 

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Locky
52 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Buck lee uch?

 

:wink: 

 

 

Butt clutch is a personal favourite.

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