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TeenageWildlife Sun 12-Dec-10 17:35:24

How do you pronounce this? Is there a definitive way?

Abr1de Sun 12-Dec-10 17:36:56


mylifewithmangers Sun 12-Dec-10 17:37:19

See Wiki. It has a sound clip on the first line.

TeenageWildlife Sun 12-Dec-10 17:43:33

Can't hear the sound clip...

Spidermama Sun 12-Dec-10 17:47:00


BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 12-Dec-10 18:01:58


TeenageWildlife Sun 12-Dec-10 18:07:29

Really Boys? I say Marr-le-bn but am never sure.

tethersjinglebellend Sun 12-Dec-10 18:10:40

Same as Abr1de.

While we're on the subject, am I being pretentious to say Aldwych as "Alditch"? Had always thought it was correct, now beginning to feel like a wanker as everyone else seems to pronounce it as it's spelled.

Lilymaid Sun 12-Dec-10 18:14:49

Aldwych is propnounced Awld-witch as far as I know - I work off the Strand and no one has ever pronounced Aldwych any other way.
Marylebone is pronouced as Abr1de suggests.

TeenageWildlife Sun 12-Dec-10 18:23:48

Only ever heard Awld-witch!

tethersjinglebellend Sun 12-Dec-10 18:44:16

Well, it's official.

I am a wanker.

I had always suspected as much.

Spidermama Sun 12-Dec-10 19:09:21

What about Holborn?

I used to call it Hole-burn but have since heard 'Hoe-burn', 'hole-born', and even 'Holl-born'.

Abr1de Sun 12-Dec-10 19:43:38


But that may be my lazy South London way.

TabithaTwitchet Sun 12-Dec-10 19:48:11

I say marry-l'-b'n

and hoe-b'n

but usually get hmm looks.

Spidermama Sun 12-Dec-10 20:10:16

I always think Hoe-b'n sounds fake posh Hyacinth Bouquet style. I say Hol-burn and feel a bit common these days.

Abr1de Sun 12-Dec-10 20:17:08

Holborn is in fact really spelled:


It was just shortened so that common people could pronounce it.

GetOrfMoiLand Sun 12-Dec-10 20:20:00


With a sloght l sound between l and b.

Holborn to me is hrlb'n

But what do I know. I am from Devon anyway so the pronunciation has definitely got a wurzel egde to it.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 12-Dec-10 20:23:57

LOL tethers
you're not as much of a wanker as me. i thought the stop at the Essex end of the central line was pronounced "Theydon Bwah".

GetOrfMoiLand Sun 12-Dec-10 20:25:35

I though my aunty spelled Tooting Bec wrong when she moved there.

I thought 'nothing ends with a c like that in english' and addressed letters to Tooting Beck.

She lives in Chigwell now so all well (not really, I mean Chigwell)

Spidermama Sun 12-Dec-10 20:26:34

Oh you prize ponce! grin

psst. I did too when I first saw it.

meltedmarsbars Sun 12-Dec-10 20:28:02

Its The Aldwych, isn't it?

FiveColdRingsForSolo Sun 12-Dec-10 20:39:46

Yes, definitely The Aldwych.

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