how do you say worcestershire?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jon223, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. This has started many an argument between me and my parents in the kitchen. I say wor-chester- shyre, they say something like wor-shis-shur.

    So what do you say?
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    more or less, I kind of slur it somewhat, and adapt to how people say it around me.
  3. trog


    Nov 8, 2003

    I think that's how my teuchter accent forms the word :p
  4. Jay


    Oct 19, 2000
    Bidwell, OH
    Well, in my British novel class last semester, we learned that Gloucester is pronounced "Gl-ow-ster" (ow such as OW that hurt!). In that sense, the word is broken into syllables thusly: Glouce - ster.

    Based on that, I pronounce Worcestershire as "Worse - ter - shire."

    I could be wrong, I'm no Brit myself.
  5. It's definitely pronounced Woostersheer Sauce.

    Have any of you heard of Worcester Massachussettes or England? You pronounce it like that. (if you're actually from masssachussettes, you'd prounounce it "woosta" ;) )
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    "I want it an inch and 1/2 thick, Pittsburgh rare, and no steak sauce."
  7. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Worcestershire is divided by syllables this way...

    Worce / ster / shire

    Wurs-ster-sheer or Wurs-ster-shire or Wurs-ster-shur or Woos-ster-shur (it all depends on local dialect)

    But anyone who pronounces it with the syllables on the...
    Wor-chest-er-shire is incorrect.
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Very true. :)

    If you ever visit Massachusetts, you will have and easier time asking for directions to Gloucester from someone (such as myself) if you pronunce it "Glaw-stuh." :smug: :)

    As far as the original topic goes, Worcestershire is pronounced "mmm, mmm good." :)
  9. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Yep, wooster-shire/wooster-sheer/wooster-shur, depending on where you're from. I know these things cos I'm from England :D

    Now how do you pronounce Hertfordshire? ;)

    Ooh, and Warminster? (I think that's the one that's REALLY unexpected, if I'm wrong, then it's cos it's somewhere else I'm thinking of)
  10. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Oh yeah, Gloucester is pronounced 'Gloster'
  11. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    have you been watching King of Queens?
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I butcher it and say wor-chest-er. Life's to short for wor-chester-shire
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Woost-shy-ah here.

  15. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I say “Can I just have some A1 instead?”
  16. For all you 'Murcains out there Tom Crofts has the definitive pronounciation. Which is pro-nown-see-ashun or pro-nun-see-ashun.

    If you're in the UK and a fan of Mark and Lard then Worcestershire is probably pronounced wor-cester-shur-shire. ;) Like Leicestershire.

    For anybody outside the UK, how would you pronounce a) Loughborough? b) Edinburgh? c) Milngavie? d) Leicester? e) Throatwarbler-Mangrove?

    a) is not pronounced Loogie-Boroogie by the way... As overheard at Heathrow Airport one evening.
  17. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Loogie-Boroogie is hilarious though.

    MMkay, i'm a 'Merkin, and I'll give'm a shot.

    a) Loff-boro
    b) Ed'n-burra
    c) Ming-gavay?
    d) Lester, sometimes Ly-ster
    e) Just a guess here, Thro-man?

    Oh yeah, and Worcestershire sauce = "What's-this-here sauce?" :D No, no, it's woost-er-sher.

  18. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
  19. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    (woostr-shîr, -shr)
  20. OK, how about these:


    - Wil