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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by feverpitch View Post
    I learnt from an annoying radio ad that what i thought was pronounced peck-or-rama is actually peek-or-rama. You live and learn.
    Guess you are referring to "Pecorama" perched high on the cliff above that delightful village of Beer. Now that's one place name that any respecting Brit should have no difficulty in pronouncing, or spelling !

    And Exeweb has even given it, it's very own emoji !

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colesman Ballz View Post
    Guess you are referring to "Pecorama" perched high on the cliff above that delightful village of Beer. Now that's one place name that any respecting Brit should have no difficulty in pronouncing, or spelling !

    And Exeweb has even given it, it's very own emoji !
    I'm neither an East Debnr nor a railway enthusiast so this was totally lost on me. Apologies for my ignorance
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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Not entirely relevant but this thread will do, is gif pronounced gif or jif?

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Gif as in gun, not jug.

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Yo-Yo Ma is a fella.

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Jan Yeo View Post
    Dimpsy is actually dialect and most people don't understand it.

    "Where you to?" is also not correct English and can confuse people.
    I got into trouble with that one after moving to Swindon. I asked, quite reasonably in my view, "Where's it to'? ...blank faces all around. I thought it was correct putting "to" on the end of the sentence like that.

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Also, in a French restaurant ordering steak tartar and asking for it to be well done..... oops!

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanaldo View Post
    Yo-Yo Ma is a fella.
    I prefer a Vizcount.

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Jan Yeo View Post
    "Where you to?" is also not correct English and can confuse people.
    It should of course be "where be 'e ?"

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    Re: The Penny Drops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Jan Yeo View Post
    "Where you to?" is also not correct English and can confuse people.
    A few years ago my great-niece, then a toddler on a visit from the Midlands , was wandering around our house. I said "Where are you going to ?" and she turned to me and said "I'm nearly three".

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