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reesetee commented on the word norfolk
Really, c_b? Gosh, you must be in the North! ;->I wonder whether "Norfolk" was ever pronounced "NOOR-folk" anywhere? *considering*
September 30, 2008
bilby commented on the word norfolk
We have a Norfolk Island in Australia, home to descendands of The Bounty's mutineers. Pronunciation NAW-fek with a genuine schwa in the second syllable.
chained_bear commented on the word norfolk
It's LafayETTE in Virginia, too, though. I think just certain areas of the South pronounce it while acCENTing the wrong sylLAble. Virginia had a pretty solid tie with the Marquis de Lafayette, what with Yorktown and all, maybe that's why it's pronounced that way here...?
Ha! And that reminds me of the difference in how most people in the Southeastern and Northeastern United States pronounce "Lafayette." It's "La-FAY-et" in the South, but "La-fay-ET" in the North.
Actually it most often sounds, at least for people in the region around the city itself, like "Nawfuck." My dad, for example, will not pronounce it that way; he enunciates very clearly, "Norrrrfolllk." (Hee...)
jennarenn commented on the word norfolk
Ok, so it's the same in England and Virginia. It's just another city; I never give it a second thought.
May 3, 2007
sarra commented on the word norfolk
English Norfolk rhymes (loosely) with “poor luck”!
Oh, lol. I didn't get the joke. I thought that it was *supposed* to rhyme. I guess I should have clarified, is this chant for a soccer team in England?
oroboros commented on the word norfolk
Is that comment tongue-in-cheek, jennarenn? The joke depends on that Virginian pronunciation. Guess it just doesn't cut the mustard written out instead of chanted (in Virginia)!
May 2, 2007
uselessness commented on the word norfolk
Which is why it's on the No-No List. *shudder*
It doesn't rhyme in Virginian. :) Norfolk has more of a short-u sound than a long-o sound.
The Norfolk football cheer: "We don't drink and we don't smoke, Norfolk!, Norfolk!"
February 13, 2007