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To think the people on Poldark should be able to say Poldark?

(10 Posts)
MorrisZapp Wed 14-Sep-16 21:40:10

Look, I'm Scottish. So admittedly that's quite far from Cornwall. But isn't it Pole-dark? I'm sure last series he called himself Pole-dark.

But now everyone is calling him Poll-DARK.

Are they wrong?

Vvlgari Wed 14-Sep-16 21:41:45

I noticed that too! In s1 they say it normally, but in s2 it's all 'Captain PolDARK'.

ShelaghTurner Wed 14-Sep-16 21:43:27

The stress on the second syllable is technically correct. So it should be Pol-DARK.

Vvlgari Wed 14-Sep-16 21:44:41

Maybe he's going to start spelling it in the French style, Polledarque. grin

Latetotheparty26 Wed 14-Sep-16 21:47:09

I think the "posh" characters say it correctly Pole-DARK and then the "villagers/workers" say Pole-dark.

winewolfhowls Wed 14-Sep-16 21:48:04

I hadn't noticed, but there is far too much filler of views of cliffs and people walking, riding, standing, atop them. I know its lovely scenery but when you've seen one maiden with locks flowing in the wind you've seen em all.

Mollymoo78 Wed 14-Sep-16 22:13:43

He's always Ross to me (sigh) blush

PortiaFinis Wed 14-Sep-16 22:19:12

They're saying it correctly if they put the emphasis on dark - other Cornish places such as Polperro, Polzeath, Polruan all stress the last part not the pol part.

PortiaCastis Wed 14-Sep-16 23:12:49

Im Cornish and we are a large County with accents from the Lizard peninsular differing a lot to those in Saltash


scaryteacher Thu 15-Sep-16 00:08:06

It's never been Pole-dark, but Pol-dark, even in the first go round in the 70s!

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