British place names and surnames can be rather tricky and can catch you out if you're not careful. For example, how do you pronounce Belvoir Castle or the name Cholmondeley? Teasel and I share some examples of some rather counter-intuitive pronunciations in today's video.
I went into this topic in more detail in a two part series of Claire Chats video talks:
It also depends on if you come from the North or the South or the Midlands because the Southerners always pronounce everything wrong. Childwall is pronounced by them as Child Wall not with a soft i. Gateacre is not pronounced Gate Acre but Gatacre, silent e. Yes, the Southerners can’t pronounce anything here correctly.
Thanks for those examples. Really good pronunciation.