The village of Somercotes is among a string of place names in the county that first-time visitors find hard to pronounce.
Even veteran locals find it hard to agree on the pronunciation of one Derbyshire town….so what hope do newcomers have of getting it right!
How many non-Derbyshire people will have struggled with this name? Given the choice between smirkatease or summercoats, you'd be right if you opted for the second pronunciation.
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Is this village cal-ver to rhyme with pal or car-ver? If you've chosen the second, you're on the right track.
Fancy a look around Ilkeston's Erewash Musem which is in the borough of Erewash? Often mispronounced as ear-wash by outsiders, the correct phraseology is error-wash.
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The pretty village, famed for its links with the 17th century plague, attracts thousands of visitors....but how many know how to say its name? Many call it e-am, the correct pronunciation is eem.