Little Local Difficulties
Two tourists are driving through Wales. As they're approachingLlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, they start arguing about the pronunciation of the town's name. They argue back andf orth until they stop for lunch. As they stand at the counter, one tourist asks the employee,"Before we order, could you please settle an argument forus? "Would you please pronounce where we are... very slowly?"The girl leans over the counter and says, "Burrrrrrrr, gerrrrrrr, Kiiiiing"
I am endebted for this tale to the spouse of a bloggee. WE don't have these problems in the Borders as long as you remember that the W is silent (like the 'P' in Bath) Ber ick not Ber wick,
Gos ick not Gos wick. And some odd vowels : Whit edder not White Adder . Yet Blackadder is pronounced Black adder. And the L goes in Nothumberland as well - An ick for Alnwick- An mouth and not Alnmouth. And we only have a MacDonalds in this neighbourhood-easily findable by following the trail of greasy finger licked real good* Big Mac wrappings in a back to front paper trail bismirching the country side. The joys of Globalisation.
* No Kentucky Fried Chicken Outlets either TG (Blog Ed)