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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
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    I'm guessing Breightmet is a shortened Saxon form of "Bright Helmet", named after a large assembly of soldiers that occurred there at some time.

    (like Brighton in Sussex, which until the early 19th century was spelled Brighthelmstone, short for "Bright Helmets Town" as it was named in Saxon times)
    I'm sure there still are a lot of "bright" helmets there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Irish trains are wider. Its the gauge....
    They are also on strike once a week.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    fnarr fnarr
    It gets 2 different pronunciations - Beaver and Bell View
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    It gets 2 different pronunciations - Beaver and Bell View
    So the view on this is split?
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Irish trains are wider. Its the gauge....
    Yes but it can still be the same rolling stock mounted on different wogies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    It gets 2 different pronunciations - Beaver and Bell View
    Not round these 'ere parts, and I'm near those there parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Not round these 'ere parts, and I'm near those there parts.
    Maybe my hazy memory is playing tricks on me, but I thought some of the local home owners used a different pronunciation because they didn't like the idea that they lived in beaver.
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    Can anyone living in one of those pretentious mispronounced hotspots count how many Porsche Macans they see. Thanks.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Can anyone living in one of those pretentious mispronounced hotspots count how many Porsche Macans they see. Thanks.
    Don't get me started on Ma-kans (pronounced Maw-cawns), I almost bought one until the receptionist at the OPC in Guildford decided to correct my pronunciation in a rather condescending* way.





    *Condescending means that she talked down to me as if I was a child or simpleton.
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