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How do you pronounce "Leicester" as in Leicester Square, from the song "long way to Tipperary" ?????

How do you pronounce "Leicester" as in Leicester Square, from the song "long way to Tipperary" ?????

Old Jul 24th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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OK - khunwilko I am curious (honestly curious) how on earth did you find this 6 year old thread to top?

(I'm not complaining -- just curious how it happened. We've had similar threads over the years and several since the date of this one -- so HOW/WHAT did you search for to find this particular one?
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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You mean Worcester is not warcester?
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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...and to a New Yorker, long island is lon gisland....we talk funny here!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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We seem to have skipped Beaulieu, which becomes Bewley.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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I had a reverse confusion in NY with a cabbie, I asked to be taken to the Warwick Hotel - pronouncing it worik. After some confusion he said Oh you mean the War-wick. It never occurred to me to ask for that!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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I got all excited when I saw a post from Capo, then I realized this was years old. I miss Capo!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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This reminds me of a town on highway 99 (or is it 97) in California called "Artois." I never stopped there, but I always pronounced it in my head as "Art wah," but I'll bet the locals called it "Ar tois."
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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And let's not get started on Kirkcudbright, Milngavie and Kirkcaldy.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Ok - Patrick -- them other two I know -- but how IS Kircaldy pronounced??
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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More like Kuhkoddie.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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How about "Belvoir"?????>>

we missed this one too - it's "beaver" as in the animal.

my fave Cornish ones:

Illogan = illUgun

Maranzevose = MarANzevose

Perranzabuloe = PerrENbulo [i think]

Mousehole = MOU'sel

Porthoustock = Pralla

Praa [sands] = Pray [sands]

AND, my favourite out of the whole lot,

Ventongimps = Ventongimps

I'm sure there are others I've missed.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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avalon. I miss Capo too
worcester, ma.
WAR-CHES-TAH
This is the incorrect way to say it. Someone from the south who doesn't know the proper pronunciation, trying to fake the accent.
WOO-STAH
This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by most of the residents of the city and surrounding areas.
WIS-TAH
This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used mostly by people north of the city.
WOO-STER
This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by people who have lived elsewhere and either now live in Worcester, or somewhere else.
WUSS-TAH
This is the incorrect way to say it. is the pronunciation used by most of the residents of the city and surrounding areas when they're putting down the city.
WAR-CHEST-ER
This is the incorrect way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by people from south of the Mason-Dixon line who have seen it in print. These are generally the people you hang up on when they call you, since they're telemarketers.
WAR-SES-TER
This is the incorrect way to say it. This is the other popular mis-pronunciation I hear often, this one I understand a little better, it sort-of looks like it should be said this way.
WOOSTER
This is the incorrect way to say it. This is how the name is spelled when someone outside of the region is trying to write down your address over the phone.
WORM-TOWN
This is how you pronounce the name, if you're a brain dead Boston D.J. or visiting college student. Of course the origin is a little more interesting and flattering than it's now corrupted meaning.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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I did a search on Leicester!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 06:44 PM
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the problem with a lot of US pronunciation is the "schwa" sound which in UK English appears to much shorter and quieter.

So, A,E,I,O,U becomes......ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh,

With towns,

Borough = "brugh"

Bury = "bri"
Ham = "um"
Ton ="tunn"
.....all barely uttered at all.

throw in the odd glottal-stop and you'll speak "purfec" English (don't pronounce the "G")

Anyone want to translate "Goon goo Pob?" - asked by a friend in Leicester?

My answer was "OK"
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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weird - cuz there are several other, newer threads that also discuss pronouncing Leicester, Worcester etc.

Like this one
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ounciation.cfm

and this
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...n-cornwall.cfm

and http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ft-tennant.cfm

Not to mention the literally hundreds of threads that mention TKTS/Leicester Sq, Leicester Sq tube station, etc. etc.

Plus you are limited to a 3 year range so you must have been digging for a really old thread . . .

Ah - the mysteries of Fodors . . . .
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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OK try this one

Mytholmroyd
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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 12:51 AM
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>>OK try this one

Mytholmroyd
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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 01:58 AM
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If you're in West Yorkshire, then apart from Mytholmroyd, try Slaithwaite and Linthwaite.

OK then:

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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 05:41 AM
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Try doing the search.....just put in leicester
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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 06:27 AM
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Several of my cousins live in Slaithwaite.
All people with the name Sykes come originally from that village .
One cousin lives in Drighlington - pronounced Dridlinton apparently.

My son studied at Loughborough and regularly stayed with my brother near Slough.

Loughborough completed defeated most Dutch people .
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