Place names

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Mon Jan 29 08:09:14 EST 2001


On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Laurel Lamme wrote:

> I'd really like to know the correct pronunciation for Worcestershire
> sauce, to use in an old popular song called "You're the Cream in my
> Coffee."  I love strange metaphors, and the song is just full of
> them.  If I recall correctly, the relevant lyrics went:
> 
> You give life savor,
> Bring out each flavor,
> So one thing's clear, dear,
> You're my Worcestershire, dear!
> 
> So does Worcestershire really come out rhyming with clear?  And how
> many syllables does it have?

Automatic caution: the way it's pronounced in the song may not be the
real pronunciation.

<digs up copy of the music>

No, looks like the real pronunciation will fit.

Three syllables: Woos ter sheer.


Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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