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Getting increasingly annoyed by Scots who pronounce "ch" as "ck"

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Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:27:38

Yes, I the grand scheme of things it's trivial.

But, it's intensely irritating to hear Scottish born and bred people talk about Au*ck*terarder or Lock Lomond.

Just stop it! You're Scottish and you can say the "ch" sound!


Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:28:34


Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:28:50

Galah - bold fail!!

Floggingmolly Tue 09-Aug-16 13:29:35

How do you pronounce Loch Lomond? I'd have said Lock...

Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:29:38


Gaah not "Galah"

sooperdooper Tue 09-Aug-16 13:30:03

I've never come across that one but can I dump a moan about mancunians saying 'hospiccle' and 'ikkle' in here while you're at it?

Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:30:36

Loccchh with the throat clearing sound - forget the linguistic name for it.

Stevefromstevenage Tue 09-Aug-16 13:30:44

I too can say the ch sound as a Gaelic (Irish) speaker but really unfortunately it does not come naturally to me when I am speaking English. I completely agree with you though because I love the way you Scots say Loch. You should all be making the effort because the rest of us love to hear it. grin

Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:31:36

A Lock is a mechanism on a door or a canal.

A Loch is entirely different.

Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 13:34:20

It's mostly younger Scots folk who I hear mispronouncing the "ch" in Scottish names/words.

It just makes me very angry - I need to get a life.

Thank god I'm back at school next week

ohmygodyouguys Tue 09-Aug-16 13:35:04

I get annoyed when the soaps murder Auld Lang Syne on Hogmanay. It's not "old" and it's not "take"!!!

originalmavis Tue 09-Aug-16 13:37:15

It's not 'for the sake of...' either.

I've always found 'sangwige' really irritating.

ExcuseMyEyebrows Tue 09-Aug-16 13:37:50

And it's not "Zyne"!

originalmavis Tue 09-Aug-16 13:39:08

And it's not compulsory either. I bloody hate new year. Always have.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 09-Aug-16 13:40:20

I say loch properly and I'm not even Scottish! Really no excuse for actual Scottish people.

Salmotrutta Tue 09-Aug-16 14:10:27

I agree Alisvolatpropiis - and no it's not "Zyne"!

Plus, when on earth did "New Year's" become a thing.

It's either New Year's Eve or Hogmanay!


prettybird Tue 09-Aug-16 15:35:20

I agree with all the whinges justified observations of sloppy pronounciation grin

"ch" shouldn't be that difficult to pronounce for a Scot.

Not a pronounciation issue but I also get pissed off at people crossing their hands and jiggling up and down/in and out when singing "Auld Lang Syne".

Euphemia Tue 09-Aug-16 20:51:59

Voiceless velar fricative is the term you're looking for.

DD refuses to believe how Auchtermuchty should be pronounced. grin I've threatened to drive her there and stop someone in the street to ask.

TulipsInAJug Tue 09-Aug-16 20:58:07

I say Loch properly, but the correct spelling is actually lough. I'm from Northern Ireland grin

I also pronounce a local town to me properly... Spelt Ahoghill and pronounced Ahochill. It irritates me when people pronounce it Ahockill.

cdtaylornats Tue 09-Aug-16 21:04:38

Euphemia - try her on hard ones like


Euphemia Tue 09-Aug-16 21:14:25


Stevefromstevenage Tue 09-Aug-16 21:21:26

Tulips I was about to write earlier about the Irish-Angelisication which probably ruined loch being Lough. The Irish spelling is Loch though.

prettybird Tue 09-Aug-16 21:23:56

Ds is made to repeat things correctly grin

He's also not allowed to say "I done it" wink

AgentProvocateur Tue 09-Aug-16 21:27:28

Agree with all the annoyances on this thread, and I've been thoroughly cheered up, after a shitty week so far, by Salmotrutta's angry autocorrects at the start of this thread! grin

cdtaylornats Tue 09-Aug-16 21:54:01

There is always Harry Lauders phrase

it's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the nicht


It’s a dreich day!

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