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You What? Unpronounceable Place Names

Postby Admin » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:03 pm

You What? Unpronounceable Place Names
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Re: You What? Unpronounceable Place Names

Postby thoscurrell » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:35 pm

I now know that this is a classic case of mis-pronounciation, but I had a direct ancestor who said he was from Hasbro, Norfolk in a census.

It took me six months to work out that his home was Happisburgh. Eureka!
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Re: You What? Unpronounceable Place Names

Postby Tilliduff » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:25 pm

It took me a little while to work out just where Claque de Nancy is! Clacton on Sea! :)
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Re: You What? Unpronounceable Place Names

Postby malverntrail » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:56 am

Bit cheeky to say Hasbro is mis-pronunciation. That's how Happisburgh is pronounced! It's more an alternative spelling, of which there are multitudes around the country, although generally not quite as pronounced (sic). But then I've known this small fact for many years. My dad's family is from Norfolk and when I was a child we'd holiday in that area quite a bit, and once when passing a sign to Happisburgh he pointed out the quirk.
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