On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Wed Mar 5 09:52:27 EST 2003


Kyla
>And is the expression you're
> talking about the police vans or the card game?

The vans. Here's a useful URL if you want to follow the (inevitably)
tortuous story: http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-bla1.htm.

By the way, the Bicester/Bisster pronunciation is definitely right - it's
also the name of a town between Oxford and Buckingham.

Charlie

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