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Posted by Larry Ouellette on September 16, 2021, 13:18:19, in reply to "Re: Worcester
Worcester and Worcestershire sauce are pronounced the same way (at least around here!)
Woo-ster and woo-ster-shire
Hey Ralph, this is a great story. Thanks.
I always Worcester was pronounced War-Caster.
As I am sure you know, in Massachusetts, is "Woo-ster" where the "woo" is the same sound as in woof, or wool (and not the sound as in spool.)
Ed got it right.
Several cities with same name are pronounced differently. For example, Beaufort in South Carolina is pronounced "bew-fort," but the city North Carolina is pronounced "bow-fort."
Ma-ken. Long A. The airship was named for this city.
The city in France is pronounced Ma-con. Short A
Is pronounced MAY-CON. Is that correct?
Since my longstanding reference for the pronunciation is the 70s film Macon County Line and there it was produced May-Cun.
My hometown of Quincy is pronounce Kwin-Zee (that's the way the Quincy family pronounced it) and all the other Quincys in the US are pronounced Kwin-See.
We've got a ton of uniquely pronounced city and town names in Massachusetts!
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