Last night our girls were listing the schools they attended as part of their local knowledge project. One of the schools has a name pronounced 'Beaverdale' and the girls were telling each other how it should be written. Only if you live in Leicestershire would you know that the word pronounced 'beaver' is actually spelled 'Belvoir'. But then only if you live in Northamptonshire would know that 'Nene' (the local river) is pronounced 'Nen' (as in 'men') or the village spelled Cogenhoe as 'Cookno.' And only if you live in Scotland or have a mother who grew up in Glasgow do you stand a chance with Milngavie (~Mulguy) or Strathaven (Straven). What chance does anyone have?
Anyone want to add any oddities?!