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Pronunciation of 'Mousehole' in Cornwall

(10 Posts)
Zipitydooda Sat 29-Sep-12 12:09:34

Is it 'mouse hole' or 'mauzole'?

Difference of opinion here between me and school.


MrsLovely Sat 29-Sep-12 12:10:45

Mauzole. Definitely.

peeriebear Sat 29-Sep-12 12:12:24

Mouzle smile

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 29-Sep-12 12:16:28

<Opens up well-thumbed copy of "The Mousehole Cat">

"[The villagers] say it in the Cornish way, "Mowzel", but you may say it as you choose."

So by that reckoning you are all right. But it's Mowzel grin

VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Sep-12 12:17:38

Its Mowzle - so who's right, you or the school? smile

lubeybooby Sat 29-Sep-12 12:19:25

I was told mowzell with the mow as in ow! like ouch, not like mow as in mow the lawn.

Zipitydooda Sat 29-Sep-12 14:22:54

Thanks everyone; I was right!

..... Do I dare tell the teacher?

PigeonPie Sat 29-Sep-12 20:46:44

I would tell the teacher, but then my ILs live in the next village!

Nanny0gg Sun 30-Sep-12 14:02:32

Yes. Mention it.

BonnyDay Sun 30-Sep-12 14:06:09

its mouseyholey locally although they dont let on with tourists

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