Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC) Kylie.Ding at kline.com
Wed Mar 5 20:55:08 EST 2003


I know this one!

The locals pronounce it muh-KAY.  Apparently it's named after the MacKay
family.  Everyone else pronounces it muh-KYE.

Kylie
who married a boy from Mackay and changed her name
then divorced him and changed it back.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miss Aimee Smith [mailto:s4028253 at student.uq.edu.au]
> Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2003 9:49 AM
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy
> 
> 
> (delurking for the first time...)
> anyone want to try Mackay (Queensland)?
> Aimee
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com>
> Date: Thursday, March 6, 2003 6:34 am
> Subject: Re: Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy
> 
> > 
> > --- Abe Gross <argross at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > 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".
> > > >
> > > > Sallyo.
> > > 
> > > And Americans often have problems with Melbourne,
> > > which is not Mel-BOURNE,
> > > but Melb'n (sort of).
> > > 
> > > Ros
> > > 
> > But we can't trust how Victorians say place names as
> > they (in my experience) pronounce the name of the
> > large industrial city near where i live with the
> > middle sylable to sound like ass not arse.
> > (Newcastle).
> > 
> > Jon
> > 
> > 
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