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Pronunciation of 'Mousehole' in Cornwall

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Zipitydooda · 29/09/2012 12:09

Is it 'mouse hole' or 'mauzole'?

Difference of opinion here between me and school.


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MrsLovely · 29/09/2012 12:10

Mauzole. Definitely.

peeriebear · 29/09/2012 12:12

Mouzle :)

BarbaraWoodlouse · 29/09/2012 12:16

"[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 · 29/09/2012 12:17

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

lubeybooby · 29/09/2012 12:19

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

Zipitydooda · 29/09/2012 14:22

Thanks everyone; I was right!

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

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PigeonPie · 29/09/2012 20:46

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

Nanny0gg · 30/09/2012 14:02

Yes. Mention it.

BonnyDay · 30/09/2012 14:06

its mouseyholey locally although they dont let on with tourists

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