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GUEST, topsie Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation (122* d) RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation 16 May 15


Gillingham in Kent - Jillingham
Gillingham in Dorset - Guillingham

Whenever I've been to Wiveliscombe it was pronounced Wivel-ISScombe (or just Wivvey), none of that Wivelscum business, which reminds me of the American dipplemat (diplomat).

And then there is Congresbury in North Somerset, pronounced Congsbury, not the mealy-mouthed Coomsbury you get from elderly aunts.


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