Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Tue Mar 4 21:38:07 EST 2003

--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at> wrote:
> The one I have trouble with is Traralgon in
> Victoria.
> It's pronounced Trah-ral -gon but it took me ages to
> sort it out... yes,
> pronounce it the way it's spelled and you're OK. 
> Kurumburra caused me a few
> headaches, too. It's not KURR-um-burra. It's
> Kurr-UM-burra.
> Strahan in Tasmania is "Strawn" and Bicheno is
> "BEE-sh'n-o" or occasionally
> "BISH-sh'n-o." Not, as a quiz master on Nat TV once
> said; "B'SHARN-o".

Needless to say Cockburn in South Australia is
pronounced Coh burn, and where I live is spelt Toronto
(named after the well known Canadian town) but locals
say tron oh (in fact the local post even office even
lost the first O and the second T from its sign the
match local idiom for a few years)


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