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JanH in print ?

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Twink Sat 29-Jan-05 16:37:17

Is that our own JanH's letter in today's Guardian weekend magazine

lowcalCOD Sat 29-Jan-05 16:37:41

saying what?

amynnixmum Sat 29-Jan-05 16:38:20

Yes what? Can you do a link?

Twink Sat 29-Jan-05 18:05:07

There's been a bit of a debate about the pronunciation of a Lancashire town's name lately, hopefully the link is here

essbee Sat 29-Jan-05 18:06:11

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Twink Sat 29-Jan-05 18:34:39

How on earth does she find the time to write letters and be the sage of Mumsnet ?

milge Sat 29-Jan-05 19:03:59

If it was her, she would have done a link to the letters she is referring too!

lowcalCOD Sat 29-Jan-05 19:06:23

very witty jan!

muminlondon Sat 29-Jan-05 20:54:47

Quite right about Whalley, Jan (don't mind if you're the mumsnet one or not). Although I always thought they can't pronounce Whalley Range properly in Manchester - maybe that's what got VLS so confused.

JanH Sat 29-Jan-05 21:13:42

Yes, it was me ! Now waiting to see if the Ref Librarian shoots me down next week! (Mind you, in a broad E Lancs accent the word "woe" does sound like "war", and "lay" like "lair" - only without the 'r' on the end. Vowels are stretched here - when DD2 was in Brownies she assumed one of the leaders was called Tony Owl!)

Thanks, muminlondon! Isn't the Mancs Whalley Range pronounced the same way though? There is an area of Blackburn called that too, and it sounds the same.

SenoraPostrophe Sat 29-Jan-05 21:38:13

good on you, Jan.

Woe Lay does sound very poncey. and lol at Tony Owl!

Marina Sat 29-Jan-05 23:29:26

If the Ref Librarian does shoot you I'll report her to CILIP, that should put the fear of God into her JanH

JanH Sat 29-Jan-05 23:31:29

It's a bloke, Marina - does that make any difference?

Marina Sat 29-Jan-05 23:35:05

Male librarian = definite loser (excl. Mumsnet male librarian partners of course )
No chance against the Sage of Mumsnet

suzywong Sat 29-Jan-05 23:37:13

OH she's a wag isn't she!
My maiden name is Morley

muminlondon Mon 31-Jan-05 10:34:24

Whalley Range in Blackburn definitely rhymes with Morley but I've heared Mancunians pronounce their Whalley Range like wally. In fact, I've just checked with a Mancunian here in my office and alas, 'tis true!

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