REALLY obvious things you've just realised

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Clive Brooker
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Clive Brooker » Sat May 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Mark James wrote:
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Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:30 am
I've just found out that certain Irish names are pronounced nothing like their spelling like Niamh (neeve )
Padraic (porik) Eidlah (ailey )
They are pronounced how they are spelled. When you're taught how certain letter combos are pronounced in the Irish language they make sense. Certainly more sense than things like Worcestershire or Leicester or Featherstonehaugh. How is that last one fanshaw? Even when you learn the rules of pronunciation in English they don't make sense.
Bicester, Gloucester, Worcester, Leicester and many others - I don't think these are as illogical as you suggest. If you take away the -ster, you'd struggle to pronounce what you're left with as anything other than a single syllable, and suddenly they start to look more sensible.

The only example I can think of which appears to buck the trend is Cirencester. Maybe it's the only one with an extra syllable. Consistency could be achieved with Sirenster, but I don't think anyone says that.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm

The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.
That's not at all obvious.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.
That's not at all obvious.
Is that like when you repeat a two syllable word over and over.
So my surname would sound like kinme
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 pm

I used to think that the crown jewels were just the jewels in the queen's crown. In fact, I don't think it's that obvious that they aren't, but apparently they aren't. Most of you are probably finding out for the first time that they aren't.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Fiona T » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:18 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 pm
I used to think that the crown jewels were just the jewels in the queen's crown. In fact, I don't think it's that obvious that they aren't, but apparently they aren't. Most of you are probably finding out for the first time that they aren't.
What did you think the Elgin marbles were?

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