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Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

Can anyone tell me how you pronounce Calne please?

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11. Re: Pronunciation

So a thread from 2014 has been brought to life! ;-p

Okay then, how do you pronounce Frome, Keynsham and Devizes?

I always got them wrong when I first moved down to that part of the world! ;-)

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12. Re: Pronunciation

Everybody over the age of 60 can pronounce and, more importantly, spell Keynsham. That's K..E..Y..N.....

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13. Re: Pronunciation

...........And we remember Horace Batchelor.

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14. Re: Pronunciation

Here he is

www.isf-us.com/stream/streamfile.php…

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15. Re: Pronunciation

Horace Batchelor was a member of the Harington Club in Bath, of which I am a current member: he made a fortune from his 'infradraw', his house is the large white place on the right about 400 yards out of Saltford going towards Bristol. He used to say 'I have winners every week': my Dad joined up for a few weeks, then he thought 'if thousands are doing this, of course he has winners every week'.

Frome was originally spelt Froome, I believe: I went to an Ian Mclagan gig there a few years back, he kept taking the p*ss out of the locals for mispronouning it ('it should be Frohm').

The original name for Devizes was THE Devizes.

Did you know you can't get French Fried potatoes in Wiltshire ? they can't get the Devizes for Chippenham !

Boom boom !!

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Canesham

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Khelne

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18. Re: Pronunciation

Congratulations on reopening an 18 month old thread. ;-)

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