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ri Alban
5 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Hi ri,

 

yeah, that’s another really annoying one.

 

 

Alright Morgs. There's a few street names in Inverness, that aren't what it says on the sign. :D I gave my workmates a wee laugh, when I said them.

 

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Auld Reekin'

I was once asked directions to "Kor-Storr-Feenay".    :wtfvlad:

 

 Took me a couple of seconds...   :ermm:

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola
On 14/03/2019 at 17:47, Hector Riva said:

Being an airport/golf transfer driver on the Costa del Sol I hear the resorts being pronounced all sort of ways. 

 

The resorts   =   How it's pronounced  by the Spanish

 

 Nerja       =        Ner -  ka

 

Benalmadena   =    Benal - ma - den  - a

 

Fuengirola    =   Foooing - ga - rola

 

Mijas    =      Me - hass

 

Marbella  =   Mar - bay - a

 

Beers  =  San me gel       Mahou   =  Ma - oow

 

top tips to speak like the locals.

 

Grassy - arse, me  - o -  me - gos

👍 With the exception of Fuengirola and Nerja, that's how I've known the pronunciations. 

 

I'd always thought Nerja was Ner-ha. 

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Morgan
53 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

👍 With the exception of Fuengirola and Nerja, that's how I've known the pronunciations. 

 

I'd always thought Nerja was Ner-ha. 

It’s Ner-ha for me too, but with the ‘ha’ bit being very guttural in its pronunciation. The ‘h’ sounding a bit like you’ve got a catch in your throat.

 

 

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Marvin
On 07/03/2019 at 18:12, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

Bal-green or Ball-green

 

Edinbruh or Edinburruh

 

 

Edinberra, no?

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Maroon Sailor
34 minutes ago, Marvin said:

 

Edinberra, no?

 

I've heard a few variations

 

Edinbruh

Edinbra

Edinburruh

Edinberra

 

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ri Alban
9 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I've heard a few variations

 

Edinbruh

Edinbra

Edinburruh

Edinberra

 

I use 1 and 3. Mainly 1.

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Maroon Sailor
Just now, ri Alban said:

I use 1 and 3. Mainly 1.

 

1 for me

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Morgan
13 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I've heard a few variations

 

Edinbruh

Edinbra

Edinburruh

Edinberra

 

Edinbruh from me.

 

And Ballgreen.

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jonnothejambo
25 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I've heard a few variations

 

Edinbruh

Edinbra

Edinburruh

Edinberra

 

 

'Edinburg' was how my American colleagues called it.

 

They were telt  but it never registered.

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ri Alban
3 minutes ago, jonnothejambo said:

 

'Edinburg' was how my American colleagues called it.

 

They were telt  but it never registered.

Get them telt, again. 

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Boof
19 minutes ago, jonnothejambo said:

 

'Edinburg' was how my American colleagues called it.

 

They were telt  but it never registered.

 

When corrected on his pronunciation of Edinburgh my American cousin countered with Pittsburgh not being pronounced Pittsburruh as his reasoning. 

 

Tempted to now refer to Pittsburgh in that way :lol:

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Maroon Sailor
Posted (edited)

I remember the time the guard on a train announcing we were arriving at Edinburgh Waverley and these French students mimicking the way he said Edinburgh.

 

They can shove their Eedamboor up their derrières 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Maroon Sailor

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Lemongrab
5 hours ago, Boof said:

 

When corrected on his pronunciation of Edinburgh my American cousin countered with Pittsburgh not being pronounced Pittsburruh as his reasoning. 

 

Tempted to now refer to Pittsburgh in that way :lol:

Pittsburgh was named by a Scot, so it would probably have been pronounced properly at one time. Get him telt.

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FWJ
8 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

Pittsburgh was named by a Scot, so it would probably have been pronounced properly at one time. Get him telt.

I pretty sure I remember reading (maybe in a Bill Bryson book) that the US Postal

Service asked for all “-burgh”, “-borough” etc spellings to be changed to “-burg” to simplify things.  Pittsburgh was exempted because it was so big and well-established.

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Maroon Sailor
38 minutes ago, FWJ said:

I pretty sure I remember reading (maybe in a Bill Bryson book) that the US Postal

Service asked for all “-burgh”, “-borough” etc spellings to be changed to “-burg” to simplify things.  Pittsburgh was exempted because it was so big and well-established.

 

They like to simplify things in America.

 

Not using silent letters for one - Harbor instead of Harbour

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Morgan
10 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

 

They can shove their Eedamboor up their derrières 

 

 

 

 

:yas:

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Lemongrab
2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

They like to simplify things in America.

 

Not using silent letters for one - Harbor instead of Harbour

It's about time they got to work on some other place names, like Misisipi, Arkansaw and Talyhasy.

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Maroon Sailor
3 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

It's about time they got to work on some other place names, like Misisipi, Arkansaw and Talyhasy.

 

and Perl Harbor

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