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GUEST,Susie Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation (122* d) RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation 12 May 15


Many good 'uns up in my native Cheshire - Cholmondeley said "Chumley" etc, but I think the one that takes the biscuit is Utkinton, said "Yockerton" [home of the famous Yockerton Freedom Fighters].
If you COME from Nantwich - like me - it's NantWICH, not NANTwich.
I suspect that a lot of these fascinating pronunciations in England, at least, stem from early names for those places - probably the Anglo Saxon / Viking names which stayed in the vernacular speech despite Norman overlords. Toponymy has always fascinated me!


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