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From: "Terry Blackmore" <>
Subject: [DEV] Pronunciations of names
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:49:13 -0000
While most of my family have come from Devon, so this may be slightly of Topic, but I do get annoyed when watching a factual TV program called I think "Weapons that made Britain" that the commentator couldn't be bothered to find out how to pronounce the name of the person he was talking about. It's a well known fact that ROBERT THE BRUCE killed Sir HENRY DE BOHUN with his axe. That when the commentator prounounces his name as "BO HUN" instead of the correct "BOON" it makes one wonder if the rest of the information in the program is as equally incorrect. I also find exactly the same when people talk about the MOHUN Family which is prounced "MOON".
Just in case this is as I said off topic, any replies to me direct please.
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