Q- Stoke-on-Trent or Stockey on Trent?

May 27th, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Q- Stoke-on-Trent or Stockey on Trent?

Recently on a train from Manchester to London the train's purser or whatever they call the guy who makes announcements said repeatedly

"Stoke-y on Trent"

I had always thought it was Stoke on Trent

The train conductor was the worst PA guy i've ever heard on a British train - could incredibly hardly understand his garbled English so not sure he was right.

The four suits sitting opposite me laughed every time he made a barely intelligible announcement

purser: right or wrong?
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May 27th, 2008, 06:17 AM
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Stockey in post title should have been Stoke-y like stoke - eeh
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May 27th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Stokie or Stokies in football jargon refer to the supporters of Stoke City Football Club, newly promited to the Premier League.
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May 27th, 2008, 10:07 AM
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If you refer to "stokie" in London people will assume you mean Stoke Newington.

Stoke on Trent is also rhyming slang for unmarried.
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May 27th, 2008, 10:08 AM
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well i'm confused as to how the city should be properly pronounced - like the soccer team? Or was the purser just having fun?
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May 27th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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It's pronounced to rhyme with poke.

The conductor was probably pissed on paint - he's found your stash.
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May 28th, 2008, 01:38 AM
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The 'purser' was probably Pakistani, Jamaican ... or Polish



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May 28th, 2008, 03:46 AM
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He well could have been Jamaican by his look when he walked thru - every time he came on the PA the suits opposite me really did whince and laugh and laugh
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