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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

To: Rod Williams <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:53:40 -0600
  Shucks, it happens here in TX.  There's a lake spelled Buchanon maybe 
50 miles north of Kerrville, where I live.  It's pronounced Buck-cannon 
by the locals.  Go figure.....  Pretty country, makes a nice MGB ride & 


Rod Williams wrote:
> On Jan 6, 2009, at 9:38 PM, Simon Matthews wrote:
>> who told you that English was written phonetically? They were wrong.
> A number of years ago while working in the South of England, I had a day 
> off to myself and decided to drive to the British Motor Museum. It is 
> located in Beaulieu, Hampshire. For years I had worked with a brand of 
> French motion picture camera spelled the same, which was always 
> pronounced "Bo-Lew". Of course, I got lost driving to the museum but 
> knew I was very close. Several times I stopped to ask the locals where 
> "Bo-Lew" was and was met with blank stares. Finally, I asked where 
> "Bo-Lew" was "you know, where the Motor Museum is". The local laughed 
> and responded "oh, you're looking for "Bu-Lee"" I have never, never 
> asked how "Beaulieu" became "Bu-Lee" and I never will. The museum was 
> fantastic.
> -- 
> Rod Williams
> Petaluma, California
> 1967 MGB
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