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CLASSIC(?) LINES

From Victoria Wood (Dinner Lady)

" Everywhere in Scotland is spelt.......................

ECCLEFECHAN

and pronounced KIRKCOOBRIE"


In my day, there were similar problems eg

LORCUM
CALLYDONIAH
BRATFUD

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952/1960

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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.. and
OWUTH
SLAWIT
BARLICK

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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Aye, and theres APPLETHWICK , and LINFIT (Near SLAWIT) an' all. An' nivver forget OXNUP

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Sorry. Forgot 2 of my alma maters
E - stwud and Pa Kwud

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952/1960

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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... and INGERER

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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What about:

QUARP?

aka Co-Op?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959-66

Current location (optional) Shoreham-by-Sea

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Yes David.
Years ago I started a thread called "What happened to the "Divi"". It was mangled by some unknown person who invaded the website, but part of it remains as "Re: What happened to the "Divi"". In it you'll see that my spelling of co-op was kworp.
Maybe that indicates a slightly different pronunciation of the word in our two families.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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As in "Arm goin' rarned tut kwop.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55 - 60

Current location (optional) Harrogate

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Stop that or Ah'll gie thee a reight good hidin'

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Crikey, Brian, did they pronounce the aitch in your 'ouse?

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Oops ! No we didnt Alec.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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In the opposite direction...the sound "th" as in thwaite or firth was well pronounced in the past (I believe), but it seems to be more and more pronounced as "f".

I hear "One Two Free" for 1 2 3 these days, even in Yorkshire. I blame the cockneys!

My dad always used to say Kworp. I thought that was standard pronunciation till my teens
Chris

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Must say, Chris, I've never heard that kind of fing in Yorkshire (other than from people with slight speech problems). Mostly it's things like "bo''le" and "ke''le".

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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In the younger generation it is definitely gaining ground.

Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/28/th-sound-to-vanish-from-english-language-by-2066-because-of-mult/

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Be suspicious of that prediction, Chris, sounds like 'Brexit' propaganda to me!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Keswick, Cumbria

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apparently it comes from researchers at University of York, not exactly a Brexit hotspot!

in any case, it's something I've noticed since coming back here. Another one is "Q. How are you? A. Good" which annoys me too.

Getting a bit off topic here though...