July 9, 2020

British Place Names Pronounced By An American - Episode 164

Image: Raphael Frey (CC BY-SA 3.0)

There are some British places that sound, to other English speaking countries, unpronounceable. Some even sound cute to their ears. But on seeing them, are you sure they're pronounced how they're spelt? Here's the full list with the county they're in

Ruislip (London)

Dulwich (London)

Holborn (London)

Loughborough (Leicestershire)

Frome (Somerset)

Ballachulish (Highlands)

Godmanchester (Cambridgeshire)

Woolfardisworthy (Devon)

Omagh (County Tyrone)

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Anglesey)

That last one stumps even Welsh people!

Can you think of any more places that would stump an American?

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