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A poll on the pronunciation of some English placenames—mostly for people from the UK.

Poll #399505 Green witch

How do you pronounce "Greenwich" (the place in England with the old Naval Observatory)?

Green witch
3(3.3%)
Grennitch
71(78.9%)
Grennidge
12(13.3%)
Greenitch
2(2.2%)
Greenidge
2(2.2%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
0(0.0%)

How do you pronounce the name of the English town "Derby"?

Durby
25(28.4%)
Darby
63(71.6%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
0(0.0%)

How do you pronounce "Portsmouth"?

Ports-mouth
11(12.2%)
Ports-mith
16(17.8%)
Ports-m@th (with a shwa or neutral vowel in the second syllable)
48(53.3%)
Port-smouth
2(2.2%)
Port-smith
6(6.7%)
Port-sm@th
4(4.4%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
3(3.3%)

How do you pronounce "Southampton"?

South-amp-ton
31(34.8%)
Sou-thamp-ton
20(22.5%)
South-hamp-ton
38(42.7%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
0(0.0%)

How do you pronounce "London"?

Lun-d@n (first syllable rhymes with "run")
69(76.7%)
Lon-don (both syllables rhyme with "don" or "con")
9(10.0%)
Lon-d@n
4(4.4%)
That ugly place inside the M25
5(5.6%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
3(3.3%)

How do you pronounce "Thames"?

Thaymz ("th" as in "thigh")
2(2.2%)
Thaymz ("th" as in "thy")
2(2.2%)
Themz ("th" as in "thigh")
2(2.2%)
Themz ("th" as in "thy")
2(2.2%)
Taymz
3(3.4%)
Temz
69(77.5%)
Tameez
1(1.1%)
Temze
8(9.0%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
0(0.0%)

How do you pronounce "Birmingham"?

Bir-ming-@m
55(61.8%)
Bir-ming-h@m
10(11.2%)
Bir-ming-ham (last syllables rhymes with "ham")
21(23.6%)
Brummagem
0(0.0%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
3(3.4%)

How do you pronounced "Cirencester"?

Siren-sester
61(75.3%)
Sissester
5(6.2%)
Seeren-sester
11(13.6%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
4(4.9%)

How do you pronounce the English placename "Worcester"?

Worse-ester
4(4.5%)
Wooster
64(72.7%)
Worster/Werster
13(14.8%)
War-sester/Wor-sester
3(3.4%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
4(4.5%)

How do you pronounce "Cornwall"?

Corn-wall
56(62.9%)
Corn-w@ll
31(34.8%)
Corn@ll
1(1.1%)
Cornall (second syllable rhymes with "shall")
0(0.0%)
Cornall (second syllable rhymes with "wall")
0(0.0%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
1(1.1%)

How do you pronounce "Leicester"?

Lie-sester
4(4.5%)
Lie-ster
4(4.5%)
Lay-sester
1(1.1%)
Lay-ster
2(2.3%)
Lee-sester
0(0.0%)
Lee-ster
1(1.1%)
Lessester
1(1.1%)
Lester
72(81.8%)
Some other way which I'll explain in a comment
3(3.4%)

Any other placenames with "interesting" pronunciations you can tell me?

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