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To think its pronounced BATH not BARTH

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FlyRussianUnicorn Sat 26-Mar-16 21:04:13

Maybe its a northern thing. But my brother has jusy pronounced a "bath as a "barth"

Who is right?

G1raffe Sat 26-Mar-16 21:04:56

Bath and barth sound the same to me @)

Buzzardbird Sat 26-Mar-16 21:05:15

You are.

NickNacks Sat 26-Mar-16 21:05:33

Of course it's a northern thing hmm

Never heard of regional accents??!

alibongo5 Sat 26-Mar-16 21:05:34

Depends where you're from, in the South it's barth in the north it's bath.

figureofspeech Sat 26-Mar-16 21:06:26

I'm with you on this one but that's because I'm a northern lass. I have this same argument with my southern dc over pronounciations.

CantAffordtoLive Sat 26-Mar-16 21:07:54

There is no 'r' in bath! So it is bath...

Is grass 'grarss'?
'Ass' as in mule would therefore be 'Arss'! hhmmm really?

Pigwitch Sat 26-Mar-16 21:08:07

Yanbu. It's BATH. I'm originally from the northwest btw. There's no R in BATH.

Trills Sat 26-Mar-16 21:08:13

Southern people are not saying b-ar-th, we're saying b-ah-th.

As in "the doctor says say aah".

Minisoksmakehardwork Sat 26-Mar-16 21:08:24

Dh is northern and says bath. I'm southern and say barth. Both of us are right and both of us mostly me have to stop correcting the dc. It's just dialect.

StandoutMop Sat 26-Mar-16 21:08:57

Dh and I had this same debate with out DC today. We have a bath, the DC have Barth's (walk on parths, play on grarse etc). I have spawned southerners

BitchyComment Sat 26-Mar-16 21:09:23

I'm bilingual, I say bath and barth depending how northern I am feeling.

CreepingDogFart Sat 26-Mar-16 21:09:27

YANBU it's "Bath"

BestZebbie Sat 26-Mar-16 21:09:43

I vote Bahth (because the city of Bath is in the South and said with the Zummerset 'arr') - but then the North gets Cassel instead of Cahstle, because of Newcassel.

lulucappuccino Sat 26-Mar-16 21:09:59

"Maybe it's a Northern thing."
Errrrrrr, of course it is. Are you being deliberately dim, op?

BitchyComment Sat 26-Mar-16 21:10:29

What about haf and harf. (Half)

I say haf

EastMidsMummy Sat 26-Mar-16 21:10:38

Are you 5 years old?

ShowOfHands Sat 26-Mar-16 21:11:28

It's barth.

Non rhotic.

As trills explains.

It's just accent isn't it? At least when we argue over another thing/think coming, there's a right answer.

FullMoonDiva Sat 26-Mar-16 21:11:31

I'm Yorkshire so it's 'baff' for us, although my eldest says barth and says the rest of our city is strange for reasons known only to herself grin

EatShitDerek Sat 26-Mar-16 21:11:34

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HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 26-Mar-16 21:13:19

I live in the middle - its:


My nephew says 'carstle' thanks to Peppa bloody pig, but sticks to the bath and grass pronounciations...

It is not barth or grarse

PerpendicularVincent Sat 26-Mar-16 21:14:11

YANBU, there is no 'r' in it, therefore it's bath.

Plarster also drives me mad. It's plaster!

Notstayingup Sat 26-Mar-16 21:16:30

Maybe I am missing something but I would say Baaaaath (with a long A) but am a Londoner (and therefore usually wrong according to mumsnet) smile DH who is a foreigner (said with an Irish accent) says it the same way as me

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 26-Mar-16 21:16:36

bath = bah-th.

If you look at the pronunciation given in the OED it states that it's a long a (ah) not a short one.

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