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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    But the "Sheriff of Notnim" doesn't sound right!
    Not surprising since that isn't right either...

    Nodding-m is probably the closest I can get it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Not surprising since that isn't right either...
    Nodding-m is probably the closest I can get it...
    We drove there in 2007, just to see Sherwood Forest (almost all gone), stopped in a local gas (sorry . . . petrol) station, asked the attendant about it and

    He said, 'Go back towards Notnim.'
    I said, 'Nottingham?"
    He looked at me funny, nodded and said, 'Notnim.'
    That is my entire experience with the name in the UK. That may have been just his way of saying it, but that is indeed what he said.

    Not unlike going to Edinburgh and having all the natives calling it,

    Ed'n'bura

    Where'd the 'g' go?!
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    On a related note, I was amused to discover that native Missourans refer to the state as

    Mizura

    amonst themesleves, but

    Mizuree

    when talking to non-Missourans.

    It happened too many times when we there to be anything but a vast conspiracy perpetrated by the natives to be able to distinguish the home-grown from the tourists!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    We drove there in 2007, just to see Sherwood Forest (almost all gone), stopped in a local gas (sorry . . . petrol) station, asked the attendant about it and

    He said, 'Go back towards Notnim.'
    I said, 'Nottingham?"
    He looked at me funny, nodded and said, 'Notnim.'
    That is my entire experience with the name in the UK. That may have been just his way of saying it, but that is indeed what he said.

    Not unlike going to Edinburgh and having all the natives calling it,

    Ed'n'bura

    Where'd the 'g' go?!
    Yes some of the locals in Nottinghamshire are odd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    We drove there in 2007, just to see Sherwood Forest (almost all gone), stopped in a local gas (sorry . . . petrol) station, asked the attendant about it and

    He said, 'Go back towards Notnim.'
    I said, 'Nottingham?"
    He looked at me funny, nodded and said, 'Notnim.'
    That is my entire experience with the name in the UK. That may have been just his way of saying it, but that is indeed what he said.

    Not unlike going to Edinburgh and having all the natives calling it,

    Ed'n'bura

    Where'd the 'g' go?!
    If you replace "burgh" with related spelling of "borough", you'll see how it works.
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    If an American said Notnim, especially outside Nottinghamshire, no one would have the slightest idea what you are saying...I've never had any problem with nodding-m

    Some of the Nottinghamshire folk I met gave me the impression that the city of Nottingham was some sort of alien place best not talked about...I remember being at a faculty dinner and someone asked a secretary if she was from around Nottingham and she said no...then she mentioned a small town about 6 miles away!
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    Local pronunciation is often different to that used elsewhere in news reports, sports scores etc. In these it will always be NOT-ing-um.

    Syllables have a tendency to disappear with local pronunciations in the UK. The county of Norfolk is notorious for this - Hunstanton becomes Hun-ston, Wymondham becomes Wind-um and Fakenham* becomes Fake-num.

    'BBC' pronunciation is Fake-en-um.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    Syllables have a tendency to disappear with local pronunciations in the UK.
    (he really did say Notnim.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    Syllables have a tendency to disappear with local pronunciations in the UK.
    My favorite is Cholmondeley (pronounced CHUM-lee).
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    see also the threads

    "corrupted U.S. place names"

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...-S-place-names

    "how do you pronounce Missouri"

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...ounce-Missouri


    "strange local pronunciations"

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...Pronunciations
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