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Full of rolling rrrrss and yyyyys combination. Possibly the trickiest word to say in the whole of Monopoly.
are you kidding? i've been saying it like this for years.
why didn't anyone correct me?!
In London it was always pronounced 'Marleybone'. But there are plenty of people who'll say 'marri-le-bone' and roll it around the tongue. In this case I believe both ways are perfectly acceptable and as a genuine born and bred Londoner it will take another such type to argue it with me.
i was just counting up all those people i've looked like an idiot in front of. i mean, looked like an idiot in front of because of this specific thing.
there's no H in marylebone...
Heh, I just meant generally. If you're talking about the sort of people who'd hold the pronunciation of Marylebone against you they'd probably object to you saying 'haitch' too.
I object to 'haitch' and I don't mind which way you pronounce Marylebone.
Since the name comes from the church of St Mary on the the Bourne (the Tyburn river), which the upper class frenchified nobles turn into "Mary-a-le-Bourne", which becomes naturalised into Marylebone.
Then generations of English speakers unaccustomed to seeing "yl" but quite happy with "ly" begin to pronounce it as Marleybone, hence its current usual pronunciation.
Anyway, there is no "proper" pronunciation or grammar or whatever, only what is commonly used and understood.
I wasn't really thinking back more than the last century or so, given how much places and names change.
"I'd marry Le Bon!!!" (Jasmine)
i mostly say marly-bone.
sometimes say marry-lee-bone.
rarely say marwh-bone.
Are you kissing someone on the cheek at the same time?
It's not doing you any favours.
Away with your posh Manc ways. You probably say Levenshewlme.
That was the last thing I remembered saying into my phone before I was punched in the face by three pedestrians, simultaneously
I don't think there is a correct way...
is how proper londoners pronounce it, apparently.
Satisfyingly difficult for visitors
and Belvoir Street in Leicester.
HoLboRn / 'Hoeben'
Paekakariki and Te Puke are always winners in the foolish pronounciation category