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On 3 Jun 2015 at 4:51pm madge wrote:
How should the Blois in Blois Road Lewes be pronunced?
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 4:52pm madge wrote:
*pronounced*
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 6:12pm Herbert Pope wrote:
bLwar is a rough approximation of the French. The ar is pronounced like tar, Blows road is a colloquialism
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 8:03pm Mark wrote:
That sounds about right Herbert. Or it would (sort of) rhyme with how the French pronounce the word "moi"? But then, America is packed with French place names and they've all been localised over time. You'ld get some funny looks in Paris, Texas if you pronounced it "Pari, Texas"
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 8:08pm Garlic eater wrote:
Bl-war
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 9:46pm madge wrote:
Why do Lewisians pronounce it Bloice...as in voice)?
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On 3 Jun 2015 at 11:21pm The Old Mayor wrote:
This doesn't help the Polish does it ?
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 11:03am mother wrote:
Blwaar
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 12:53pm Percy Throwup wrote:
Blluurrrgggghhhhhhh Road
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 1:53pm stevied wrote:
I was working in the Landport polling station on election day and, with one exception, everybody living in Blois Road pronounced it 'Bloice'. The one guy who pronounced it correctly was a member of the twinning association!
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 2:15pm Dougal wrote:
#Madge - probably for the same reason that Ypres was known by most soldiers as Wipers.
 
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 2:55pm Captain Mainwaring wrote:
The correct pronunciation of the family name Blois, is bloyce
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 3:35pm Auntie Aviator wrote:
George Orwell: "“Nearly every Englishman of working-class origin considers it effeminate to pronounce a foreign word correctly.”
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On 4 Jun 2015 at 5:05pm Tristan wrote:
Auntie, I always pronounce the French town of Nancy as Narntes !! Always wondered why !!


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