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Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by tucsonmike on 3 November 2007 3:16am
 
Where did you grow up? I married a Southie and because they are Irish, it is youse there. (Youse is based on the Gaelic plural of you, or so my father in law tells me).
Your friend lives in Roxbury? What is that like these days?
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by Spursfan on 3 November 2007 11:08am
 
'Woo-stah' is how we pronounce the name of the English town of Worcester too, mrsthing, y'all!!

;-)
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by mrsthing on 4 November 2007 10:43pm
 
I grew up in Sudbury, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. It used to be a cute little rural cum suburban town, but now it's just a crowded, pricey bedroom community for Boston and Worcester. I haven't been back since we sold my mom's house in 2004.

I'll bet the British pronunciation is a bit more refined than the MA pronunciation. It really comes out more like "Wuss duh". Did you know we also have a town of Leicester, which we pronounce "Lester" (or rather, "less duh")? That's another one that trips up the tourists.
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by Spursfan on 4 November 2007 11:22pm
 
When I was a teenager working in local government, (which I returned to after having kids), I once made one of the telephonists laugh. It was not direct-dial, so you had to go through the operator, and I wanted to speak to the Headteacher of a school in Brewood, near Wolverhampton. I asked for 'Bray-wood' - in fact it is pronounced Brood.

A castle near where my brother-in-law lives is called Belvoir Castle. I say it should be pronounced 'belle voir' (as it has such a beautiful view) but no. The locals call it Beaver Castle.

I love these pronunciations. We have an ancient mill in Stafford, called St Thomas's Mill, but pronounced San Timus Mill.
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by tucsonmike on 5 November 2007 12:55am
 
You are from Sudbury, I know where that is. Yes, now it is really just part of the Boston metro area.
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by mrsthing on 5 November 2007 7:12pm
 
The only advantage of Sudbury becoming snobby and crowded is that my mother's crappy little tract house sold for more money than I ever would have imagined--and the buyers thought they were getting a bargain! So I had a nice little nest egg, which almost made up for growing up in that crappy little house with my mildly dysfunctional family. :-)
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by tucsonmike on 5 November 2007 7:55pm
 
LOL Mrs. Thing. Sounds like a potential story in there.
 
Re: Both My Teams are Having Difficulties. by mrsthing on 5 November 2007 8:09pm
 
My mother is a trilogy all by herself!
 
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