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  • Didn’t they have any ‘cow heel pie’, ‘tripe-barnoldswick’ or ‘offal surprise’ to make those Yorkies feel right at home?

    feeding time 2004

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    unknown title 2009


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  • Isn't this pronounced as it is spelt?

    January 2, 2009

  • The BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names gives the regular pronunciation first (stress on 'old'), but gives a second possibility, as if spelt Barlick.

    January 2, 2009

  • Colloquially, 'Barlick'.

    January 2, 2009

  • I think 'Barlick' is more like a nickname than a variant pronunciation. Still 'weird' though ;)

    January 2, 2009

  • 'Barlick' is the pronunciation locals of Barnoldswick use. These locals, of course, are known as 'Barlickers'.

    January 2, 2009

  • The criterion of the BBC Pronouncing Dictionary is the local pronunciation, in order of frequency, so if they give Barlick second it's because the citizens of Barlick use that less than the other. It stands out more because it's more interesting, but their research has determined that it's less common locally.

    January 2, 2009