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Posted By: Edthefolkie
29-Nov-09 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Subject: RE: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Tortured pronunciation has been going on for years....

An old friend had a vinyl disc called I think "This Is York", recorded by a genius called Peter Handford. This was done at the railway station in the 1950's and really captured the days of steam.

However....Peter included a station announcement from a lady who appeared to want a job as a lady in waiting to our own dear Queen. I can't do justice to it heah, but she sounded something like

This is YORK. Cheange to pletform seven for the Wun-Twenty Fyffe for Malton and Scarbr-OH.

Never failed to reduce us to hysterics. OK, Paul Simon might recognize the last word but nobody in Yorkshire would!