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Posted By: Will Fly
14-May-15 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
Subject: RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
Bosham in Sussex is pronounced "BOZZ-am", but Cosham in Hampshire, just down the coast, is pronounced "COSH-am".

As for Burwash - "Burrush" or "Burrish" - very similar if said quickly! :-)

Going back to my Lancashire teens, Great Harwood used to be known colloquially as "Snuffy Harrod"...

... and folks from "Westhoughton" in Lancashire were known as "Hofners" - and sometimes "Cow-yeds". The latter because a farmer in Westhoughton had a cow whose head got stuck in a gate. The gate was worth more than the cow, so he cut the cow's head off to free it.

By, we had a reet gradely do in them days!