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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    Try and spell your pronunciation of these:

    Grass: Grarse
    Laugh: Larf
    Bath: Barth
    Neither: Either way
    Palm: Palm
    Take: Tayke
    Right: Ryte
    London: Lundon
    Lasagna: Lazanya
    Teresa: Treeza
    Bus: Bus
    Last: Larst
    Ask: Arsk
    France: Frarnce
    Better: Behtter [stressing there that I pronounce the 't']
    Saturday: Satterday
    Al Qaeda: Al Kyeeda
    Room: R-ooh-m
    Atherton: Atherton
    Kenya: Kenya
    Niger: Nyger
    Marquess: [?]
    Data: Daytah
    Gieves: [?]
    Shrewsbury: Shrewsburry
    Leominster: Leominst-er

    What part of the country are you from: SW- Dorset
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    Grass: grass
    Laugh: laff
    Bath: bath
    Neither: neether
    Palm: parm
    Take: take
    Right: like write
    London: lundun
    Lasagna: la sann ya
    Teresa: ter ee sa
    Bus: bus
    Last: laaast
    Ask: aaaaaask
    France: fraaaaaaaance
    Shrewsbury: shrew-sbury (it is NOT shrow-sbury, I should know)
    Leominster: Lem-in-ster (that is the Leominster way of saying it)

    What part of the country are you from: Shropshire (hence that is why I should know how Shrewsbury is pronounced).
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    To join in with the new trend of threads, heres a big "how do you pronounce" thread.

    Try and spell your pronunciation of these:

    Grass: Gr-ASS
    Laugh: Laff
    Bath: Bath
    Neither: NEE-thER
    Palm: Parm
    Take: tAYke
    Right: t'rate
    London: Lun-dun
    Lasagna: Luz-arn-yuh
    Teresa: tAIR-ee-zuh
    Bus: bUHss (as apposed to bOOss)
    Last: lASSt
    Ask: ASSk
    France: FrAHnce
    Better: Bet-tuh
    Saturday: Sah-ter-day
    Al Qaeda: Al KI-ee-duh
    Room: RooooM
    Atherton: Ath-UR-ton
    Kenya: Ken-yuh
    Niger: Ni-juh
    Marquess: Mar-kess
    Data: Day-tuh
    Shrewsbury: Shrowsbry
    Leominster: Lee-oh-min-stuh

    What part of the country are you from:
    North Nottinghamshire
    Anymore words which have several pronunciation can be added to the list!
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    How do you guys pronounce Birmingham?

    Birming-gem , Birming-ham ?
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    How do you guys pronounce Birmingham?

    Birming-gem , Birming-ham ?
    Ber-ming-um for me.
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    How do you guys pronounce Birmingham?

    Birming-gem , Birming-ham ?
    For me (and I come from the place lol) it's Ber-ming-um.

    I hate it when people put emphasis on the "h" in the "ham". Like Americans.

    I do have a habit of missing out letters though, it's always "Wulv-er-amp-ton" rather than "Wulv-er-hamp-ton", and I remember my DT teacher taking the piss out of me when I said "mo-or" (with a kinda abrupt stop between the syllables, can't explain lol) rather than "motor".
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    Grass: Grarrse
    Laugh: larf
    Bath: barth
    Neither: neether
    Palm: parm
    Take: tayke
    Right: riyet
    London: lundun
    Lasagna: lasanya
    Teresa: ta ree suh
    Bus: bus
    Last: larst
    Ask: arsk
    France: frarnce
    Better: bet'er
    Saturday: sa erday
    Al Qaeda: al ki ee da
    Room: room
    Atherton: ath er tun
    Kenya: ken-ya
    Niger: ny jer
    Marquess: mar keys
    Data: day teh
    Gieves:jeeves
    Shrewsbury: shroos bur ee
    Leominster: leo min ster

    What part of the country are you from: Ports-muth
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    For me (and I come from the place lol) it's Ber-ming-um.

    I hate it when people put emphasis on the "h" in the "ham". Like Americans.

    I do have a habit of missing out letters though, it's always "Wulv-er-amp-ton" rather than "Wulv-er-hamp-ton", and I remember my DT teacher taking the piss out of me when I said "mo-or" (with a kinda abrupt stop between the syllables, can't explain lol) rather than "motor".
    Yay, so I am pronouncing it right!

    You hear all the newsreaders saying "Birming-ham", and I always thought the right way to pronounce it was how you said "Birmingh-um".

    Don't worry, I miss letters out sometimes too (quite a lot actually!) - it's easier. Like "Mow-er"? I
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Ber-ming-um for me.
    Same for me, although I feel nauseous when my Texan aunt pronounces the word: "BERMING-HYAM"
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    Yay, so I am pronouncing it right!

    You hear all the newsreaders saying "Birming-ham", and I always thought the right way to pronounce it was how you said "Birmingh-um".

    Don't worry, I miss letters out sometimes too (quite a lot actually!) - it's easier. Like "Mow-er"? I
    Yup, that's it.

    The newsreaders say "Birm-ing-ham" don't they, but like quickly. I hate it when people put huge stress on the "ham". Like Americans do.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Yup, that's it.

    The newsreaders say "Birm-ing-ham" don't they, but like quickly. I hate it when people put huge stress on the "ham". Like Americans do.
    I've never heard an American mention Birmingham, so I couldn't say! I'll add that to my list of BBC complaints.
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    I've never heard an American mention Birmingham, so I couldn't say! I'll add that to my list of BBC complaints.
    I'm sure I have lol... maybe on Fox news or something because there's an American Birmingham. Rip off. lol.
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    To join in with the new trend of threads, heres a big "how do you pronounce" thread.

    Try and spell your pronunciation of these:

    Grass: Gr-arse
    Laugh: Lar-th
    Bath: Bar-th
    Neither: Nee-the
    Palm: Par-m
    Take: Tay-k
    Right: Rye-t
    London: Lon-don
    Lasagna: Les-an-ya
    Teresa: Ter-ee-sa
    Bus: B-us
    Last: L-ask
    Ask: ar-sk
    France: Fr-ar-nce
    Better: Bet-ter
    Saturday: Sat-a-day
    Al Qaeda: Al-Ki-e-da
    Room: Roo-m
    Atherton: Ath-er-ton
    Kenya: Ken-ya
    Niger: Ni-ger
    Marquess: Mar-key
    Data: Day-ter
    Gieves: Gi-ves
    Shrewsbury: Shrews-bury
    Leominster: Leo-min-ster
    Iraq: I-rack
    Birmingham: Bir-ming-ham
    Newcastle: Not bloody Newcarstle! Sorry, I shouldn't influence.

    What part of the country are you from: Oxford

    Anymore words which have several pronunciation can be added to the list!
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    This may sound wierd but I say 'Bir-ming-hum', 'Bir-ming-ham' sounds too American.
    Also, as I said before, the actual way to pronounce 'Leominster' is 'Lem-in-ster'. Sorry, it's just I got this drilled into me as a kid and find it annoying to hear people saying 'Leo-minster'.
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    Grass: Grasss
    Laugh: Laf
    Bath: Bath
    Neither:neether/nither - depends!
    Palm: Parm
    Take: Tayk
    Right:Riyt
    London: Lundon
    Lasagna:Lusanya
    Teresa: Tereesa
    Bus: Bus
    Last: Last
    Ask: Ask
    France: France
    Better: Betta
    Saturday: Satuday
    Al Qaeda: Al Kida (?)
    Room: Room
    Atherton: Atherton
    Kenya: Kenya
    Niger: *****
    Marquess: Markess
    Data: Dayta
    Gieves: Geeves (?)
    Shrewsbury: Shrewsbry
    Leominster: Leyominster
    Iraq: Irak
    Birmingham: Burminghm
    Newcastle: Not bloody Newcarstle! Sorry, I shouldn't influence. Indeed It should be said as it is spelt - newcassul!!

    What part of the country are you from
    Good old Leeds!
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    either, economics and controversy can all be pronounced in different ways
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    (Original post by 4Ed)
    either, economics and controversy can all be pronounced in different ways
    i say economics, but my parents say ee-conomics
    with 'controversy' it's just which part you exaggerate...personally i say controversy
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    To join in with the new trend of threads, heres a big "how do you pronounce" thread.

    Try and spell your pronunciation of these:

    Grass: with an a as in apple
    Laugh: apple a
    Bath: apple a
    Neither: neether
    Palm: parm
    Take: teyk
    Right: i as in eye
    London: lundun
    Lasagna: lasanya
    Teresa: teraysa
    Bus: buss
    Last: apple a
    Ask: apple a
    France: apple a
    Better: better
    Saturday: saterday
    Al Qaeda: al kye eeda
    Room: rooom
    Atherton: ath (as in maths) ertun
    Kenya: ken (barlow) ya
    Niger: N eye ger
    Marquess: Markess
    Data: deyta
    Gieves: ?? What does that mean?
    Shrewsbury: Shrews bree
    Leominster: Never said it - don't know!
    Iraq: i rack
    Birmingham: Birmingam
    Newcastle: Not bloody Newcarstle! Sorry, I shouldn't influence. apple a

    What part of the country are you from: Midlands

    Anymore words which have several pronunciation can be added to the list!
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    I do have a habit of missing out letters though, it's always "Wulv-er-amp-ton" rather than "Wulv-er-hamp-ton", and I remember my DT teacher taking the piss out of me when I said "mo-or" (with a kinda abrupt stop between the syllables, can't explain lol) rather than "motor".
    It's called a glottal stop. I do it on lots of my words (in this sentence glo(tt)al, i(t), lo(t)s ).

    Glottal stop: A speech sound produced by a momentary complete closure of the glottis, followed by an explosive release.
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