Where’d you say you’re from?

We’re always intrigued with place name pronunciation and the plethora of towns whose names we’ve mispronounced over the years. When camped at Whorouly we constantly had to keep repeating the name of the town just to get it right…woh-row-lee, who-row-lee.

Here’s a list of a few that we Melburnians get wrong:

Town Name    Pronounced as  Melbourne’s version

Newcastle        Newcassel.          Newcarsel

Bulahdelah       Bulladeela         Bewladeela

Forster              Foster                  Forster

Launceston       Lonceston         Lawnceston

Kilkivan              killkeevn          What? Oh the place with the good butcher

Toowoomba       t’woombu         Too woomba

Canowindra       Canoundra       Canna windra

Quirindi             Corindi            Kwirindee

Seaport Launceston
Lawnceston or Lonceston? Oh, Lonnie will do.

10 thoughts on “Where’d you say you’re from?

  1. Several of those I’d pronounce the Melbournian way and I’m not from there. One of our, “Ooops moments” was speaking to a Tasmanian about Strahan (Str-arn) only to discover the locals call it “Strawn”.


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