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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #725 on: September 27, 2011, 09:45:49 pm »
As I cycled through an almost deserted pedestrian precinct, following the official cycle route, I clearly heard a woman say "Much too fast". 21.5 kmh. Is that too fast? I'd been further away from every pedestrian (including her & her companion) than cars often pass them in the street when they're walking on the pavement. slowing down when passing a concealed entrance (I knew it was there), etc
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Andrij

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #726 on: September 27, 2011, 09:46:23 pm »
Dear Hairy Bikers, if you must go to Slaithwaite, at least learn how to pronounce it.

This furriner assumes it is not pronounced as written.  This furriner also learned very early on the be extremely cautious when trying to pronounce British place names.  The usual routine is not to pronounce any place name one has not heard others pronounce first.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #727 on: September 27, 2011, 09:48:51 pm »
This furriner assumes it is not pronounced as written.  This furriner also learned very early on the be extremely cautious when trying to pronounce British place names.  The usual routine is not to pronounce any place name one has not heard others pronounce first.

A tactic not infrequently used by this Brit.  Reading Scottish place names in Welsh may cause embarrassment.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #728 on: September 27, 2011, 09:50:16 pm »
Dear Hairy Bikers, if you must go to Slaithwaite, at least learn how to pronounce it.

This furriner assumes it is not pronounced as written.  This furriner also learned very early on the be extremely cautious when trying to pronounce British place names.  The usual routine is not to pronounce any place name one has not heard others pronounce first.
The correct pronunciation is Slath-waite - slath to rhyme with bath (northern bath, not southern bath) and waite as is weight and wait. Locals pronounce it Sla-wit. The Hairy Bikers and many others incorrectly pronounce it Slaith-waite, slaith to rhyme with faith.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #729 on: September 27, 2011, 10:09:13 pm »
I frequently get laughed (pronounced laffed) at for pronouncing Bath differently to bath.


It's the upper case and courier font thing all over again...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #730 on: September 27, 2011, 10:14:01 pm »
Why can't people either spell places the way they are pronounced or pronounce them the way they are spelt? We have a perfectly reasonable phonetic language. It's just so the locals can laugh at outsiders - ridiculous ::-).

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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #731 on: September 27, 2011, 10:17:31 pm »
Indeed, so why call Bath 'Baaaaaarrrrrrrrth'?
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #732 on: September 27, 2011, 10:19:58 pm »
That's just different pronunciation (wider than just local) of one vowel - not leaving out whole syllables!
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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

border-rider

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #733 on: September 27, 2011, 10:22:38 pm »
Locals pronounce it Sla-wit.

and Linthwaite Lin-fit as I recall (Mrs MV used to work in Huddersfield when we lived in Leeds)

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #734 on: September 27, 2011, 10:23:14 pm »
Why can't people either spell places the way they are pronounced or pronounce them the way they are spelt? We have a perfectly reasonable phonetic language. It's just so the locals can laugh at outsiders - ridiculous ::-).

We do?  Which language would that be?  I know it's definitely not modern English! 
E.g. Slough / tough / through all end in the same four letters but each is pronounced differently.   As for all the (now) superfluous letters in knight  ::-)

Some (most?) of the Slavic languages are phonetic.  German is pretty close.  Any others?


;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

border-rider

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #735 on: September 27, 2011, 10:29:12 pm »
Welsh, I think.  They just change the letters as needed to match the correct pronunciation :)


Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #736 on: September 27, 2011, 10:38:02 pm »
Spanish is pretty much phonetic.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #737 on: September 27, 2011, 10:38:13 pm »
I'll see your Baaaaaarrrrrrrrrth and raise you Oswaldtwistle, Barnoldswick and Slaithwaite.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

border-rider

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #738 on: September 27, 2011, 10:41:10 pm »
I'll see your Baaaaaarrrrrrrrrth and raise you Oswaldtwistle, Barnoldswick and Slaithwaite.

That's the B in RB211 you know.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #739 on: September 27, 2011, 10:49:36 pm »
I didn't and had to google RB211. I was initially under the misapprehension that it might have been a Popular Beat Combo.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #740 on: September 27, 2011, 10:52:48 pm »
As did I, though I was under the impression that it might have been a MicroTik router.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #741 on: September 28, 2011, 01:29:14 am »
Ach!

Just grabbed a handful of cutlery from the draining rack to put away in the drawer and discovered that the brown on one of the teaspoons was marmite rather than the usual insoluble tea residue.  I assume this means I've been washing up in poor light again, rather than the presence of a marmite-eating poltergeist, but you never know...

It was nutella and yes washing up fail on your part as I left it "innamug" yesterday morning...  I had important nutella out of jar eating to do.

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #742 on: September 28, 2011, 08:22:25 am »
I'll see your Baaaaaarrrrrrrrrth and raise you Oswaldtwistle, Barnoldswick and Slaithwaite.

And I raise you a Sharow (a small village near Ripon, and the best way to telling if a person is local or not)
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clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #743 on: September 28, 2011, 08:30:49 am »
The best one I know is Sowerby Bridge.  While everyone agrees on the Bridge part, there are three different pronunciations of 'Sowerby' used by locals! :o
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clarion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #744 on: September 28, 2011, 08:31:20 am »
I'll see your Baaaaaarrrrrrrrrth and raise you Oswaldtwistle, Barnoldswick and Slaithwaite.

You forgot Appletreewick and Grassington ;)
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jogler

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #745 on: September 28, 2011, 09:50:21 am »
I'm often amazed that so many motorists think I'm a native of Scunthorpe & can't say that in it's full pronounciation

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #746 on: September 28, 2011, 09:59:13 am »
I'll add in the villages of Lamplugh and Rowrah round here, and less locally the Vale of Belvoir (there is a letting agent up here called Belvoir and they pronounce themselves it exactly as it's spelt :facepalm:)
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #747 on: September 28, 2011, 10:02:01 am »
My 'working from home' today has been greatly complicated by not being able to access webmail.  No problem, think I, I can just connect directly to the notwork then access my emails (and any other documents I might need).  Nope, can't connect that way, either.  Other websites work, IT dept. doesn't see any problems and confirms others are able to connect.  Cue a day of calling team mates to send across documents to my personal email address and a rubbish start to tomorrow morning as I deal with today's emails.

And they say working from home can be less stressful.  ::-)
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #748 on: September 28, 2011, 10:45:52 am »
Kia are at it as well, only they have decided in their infinite wisdom to have a blue light on the dashboard to show that the engine is cool

Nothing about a Kia has ever been cool.

Sorry Jeremy ;)

£30 p.a. road tax softens the blow.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #749 on: September 28, 2011, 10:49:57 am »
As I cycled through an almost deserted pedestrian precinct, following the official cycle route, I clearly heard a woman say "Much too fast". 21.5 kmh. Is that too fast? I'd been further away from every pedestrian (including her & her companion) than cars often pass them in the street when they're walking on the pavement. slowing down when passing a concealed entrance (I knew it was there), etc

I was told I was going too fast on a (wide) towpath by two seemingly hard-of-hearing ladies a couple of weeks ago. I had been pinging my bell well before my arrival and when consciousness crept up on them, I whizzed past them at the heady speed of 8 m.p.h.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.