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  •  For a REAL Derbyshire, working-class lad... (0+ / 0-)

    ..brought up in the coalfield try 'Darbysha'...and you've almost got it right! Our place names are tricky too, thanks to the accent (and dialect, too) e.g.

    Heanor = Hayna

    Loscoe = Losca

    However,

    Ilkeston = Il-kes-tun, not as was once pronounced by a BBC News announcer (who have pronunciation advisors, for goodness sake!) 'Ilk-stone'. Locals fell off their chairs, laughing!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:50:23 PM PST

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