1. Post #3561
    Ask me about my .gif fetish
    st0rmforce's Avatar
    February 2008
    3,594 Posts
    Bern-ing-hum
    I'd say Ber-ming-um. There's no hint of an H sound in it where I come from.

    My favourite is Gloucestershire. I've yet to find an American that isn't amazed that it's pronounced Golst-a-sher.

    The rule-of-thumb with English place names is that generally -shire is pronounced -sher (or -sheer depending on where you're from) and -ham has the h dropped.
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  2. Post #3562
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    January 2011
    29,688 Posts
    All da blud's in da hud usin' da rasclat gat on babylon seen?
    bludclot.

  3. Post #3563
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,086 Posts
    I'd say Ber-ming-um. There's no hint of an H sound in it where I come from.

    My favourite is Gloucestershire. I've yet to find an American that isn't amazed that it's pronounced Golst-a-sher.

    The rule-of-thumb with English place names is that generally -shire is pronounced -sher and -ham has the h dropped.
    Jeremy Clarkson pronounces it Glou-chest-er so that's how I pronounce it.
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  4. Post #3564
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    Jallen's Avatar
    December 2007
    7,538 Posts
    Jeremy Clarkson pronounces it Glou-chest-er so that's how I pronounce it.
    That's a different place...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester

    Well, it's a town in Gloucestershire

    Edited:

    I'd say Ber-ming-um. There's no hint of an H sound in it where I come from.

    My favourite is Gloucestershire. I've yet to find an American that isn't amazed that it's pronounced Golst-a-sher.

    The rule-of-thumb with English place names is that generally -shire is pronounced -sher and -ham has the h dropped.
    Here in hampshire I pronounce shire as sheer.
    Hamp-sheer
    Gloss-tuh-sheer
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  5. Post #3565
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    chaz13's Avatar
    August 2005
    2,180 Posts
    Agreed, shire=sheer

    Gloss-tuh-sheer

    Also I don't think I've ever said birmingham without putting on a fake accent so I can't help you there!
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  6. Post #3566
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,688 Posts
    How would people here pronounce "Southwark"?

  7. Post #3567
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    Tucks's Avatar
    December 2006
    355 Posts
    How would people here pronounce "Southwark"?
    We say sudh-ərk.

    Edited:

    http://translate.google.com/#auto|en|southwark Click listen.

  8. Post #3568
    peaceful guy's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,651 Posts
    I heard that they are thinking of closing down twitter and stuff if this happens again, is that even possible? Is'nt that like again the freedom of speech?

  9. Post #3569
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    sam.clarke's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,593 Posts
    How would people here pronounce "Southwark"?
    Suth-Uk.

  10. Post #3570
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    June 2008
    7,017 Posts
    I'd say Ber-ming-um. There's no hint of an H sound in it where I come from.

    My favourite is Gloucestershire. I've yet to find an American that isn't amazed that it's pronounced Golst-a-sher.

    The rule-of-thumb with English place names is that generally -shire is pronounced -sher (or -sheer depending on where you're from) and -ham has the h dropped.
    Considering Worchestershire sauce is pronounced worsh-est-er sauce around here I'm not surprised it's also pronounced odd.

  11. Post #3571
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    The was no riots because of bad weather, and there was an increased Police presence, they are now scared that once the police leave, the riots will start again
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  12. Post #3572
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    April 2011
    1,610 Posts
    I heard that they are thinking of closing down twitter and stuff if this happens again, is that even possible? Is'nt that like again the freedom of speech?
    No.

  13. Post #3573
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    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    It's sad that an 11 year old girl has been arrested and charged with criminal damage
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  14. Post #3574
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
    Jsm's Avatar
    June 2006
    7,918 Posts
    i've just read about something amazingly sad:
    http://pitchfork.com/news/43478-labe...arehouse-fire/

    those fucking bastards burned down the warehouse that had all of warp's old master records, all of the smiths original recordings, bjork's original recordings as part of One Little Indian and a lot of other independent records.

    fucking bastards
    People don't realise what they are doing, they think they are just "sticking it to the man" or something when really they are just destroying items of history. Not just the Sony stuff, some of the buildings they have burnt down were 100+ year old listed buildings.

  15. Post #3575
    WeekendWarrior's Avatar
    February 2010
    16,257 Posts
    https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...hl=en_GB#gid=0

    List of labels and band that have been affected, enraging because I like quite a lot of these artists.

  16. Post #3576
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    -n3o-'s Avatar
    November 2009
    5,675 Posts
    Have the riots quieten down? Or is there still unrest?

  17. Post #3577
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    Have the riots quieten down? Or is there still unrest?
    Quiet, although there is a lot of police at all times in those areas
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  18. Post #3578
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    March 2010
    5,477 Posts
    Pictures in OP remind me of 28 Weeks Later.
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  19. Post #3579
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    Mingebox's Avatar
    February 2010
    14,517 Posts
    The petition's 94% of the way to Parliament
    Hopefully it won't pass, but it will get enough media coverage just so the looters know how much everybody hates them.

  20. Post #3580
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    Highwind017's Avatar
    November 2006
    3,761 Posts
    The petition's 94% of the way to Parliament
    What petition?

  21. Post #3581
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    The e-petitions site just 404s for me, doesn't load at all

  22. Post #3582
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    AMD 32's Avatar
    February 2007
    648 Posts
    The e-petitions site makes me want to get rid of democracy and ensure these people never have a say in anything important
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  23. Post #3583
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    BCell's Avatar
    November 2006
    6,451 Posts
    I heard over the news that 3 muslim men were run down by a car just for trying to protect their shop. Is this true? Also, a Malaysian student was beaten up by some thugs during the riot for no apparent reason.
    Another one, an asian man robbed while walking down the street during the riot.

    I realize the rioters are targeting Asian people. My local news broadcast said so
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  24. Post #3584
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    June 2011
    2,651 Posts
    It's true but they're not targeting Asians its just coincidental, lots of white and black people have been beaten up too

  25. Post #3585
    sarcastic bastard
    Wiggles's Avatar
    October 2005
    5,037 Posts
    I heard over the news that 3 muslim men were run down by a car just for trying to protect their shop. Is this true? Also, a Malaysian student was beaten up by some thugs during the riot for no apparent reason.
    Another one, an asian man robbed while walking down the street during the riot.

    I realize the rioters are targeting Asian people. My local news broadcast said so
    These riots have been fairly indiscriminate and I wouldn't go as far to say that any of the attacks or deaths are racially motivated.

  26. Post #3586
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    I heard over the news that 3 muslim men were run down by a car just for trying to protect their shop. Is this true? Also, a Malaysian student was beaten up by some thugs during the riot for no apparent reason.
    Another one, an asian man robbed while walking down the street during the riot.

    I realize the rioters are targeting Asian people. My local news broadcast said so
    The first one is true, not sure about the others. Wouldn't say they were targeting Asians, it's just Asian people seem to be confronting the rioters and trying to protect their businesses.

  27. Post #3587
    Jsm
    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
    7,918 Posts
    The dumbass petition has hit 100k signatures and is getting referred to the backbench committee.
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  28. Post #3588
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    ragawaga's Avatar
    June 2009
    4,811 Posts
    what was the petition about?

  29. Post #3589
    spog's Avatar
    October 2007
    1,036 Posts
    what was the petition about?
    removing benefits from the rioters
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  30. Post #3590
    Main Force Patrolin'
    madmax678's Avatar
    August 2006
    5,255 Posts
    -snip- ninja'd...

  31. Post #3591
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    BCell's Avatar
    November 2006
    6,451 Posts
    So when will this riot end? Will this stop when the Government start sending armed soldiers to use deadly force to enforce a curfew?

    The rioters are really asking for them to do that.

  32. Post #3592
    -Method's Avatar
    October 2009
    804 Posts
    Will this stop when the Government start sending armed soldiers to use deadly force

  33. Post #3593
    spog's Avatar
    October 2007
    1,036 Posts
    So when will this riot end? Will this stop when the Government start sending armed soldiers to use deadly force to enforce a curfew?

    The rioters are really asking for them to do that.
    They pretty much are over, barely anything happened last night. All that really remains is dealing with the criminals

  34. Post #3594
    smelly member
    The DooD's Avatar
    June 2005
    7,077 Posts
    Cat the dog will teach you how to say Birmingham.

    BUUUUUUUUUUUUUR MING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM

  35. Post #3595
    GordonZombie's Avatar
    May 2009
    497 Posts
    The military should be brought in to deal with this. Spray the thugs with water cannons or use plastic/rubber bullets on them.

  36. Post #3596
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,501 Posts
    E-petition site still doesn't work, although it does say this:

    The e-petition entitled “Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits” has now passed the threshold of 100,000 signatures and has been passed to the Backbench Business Committee to consider for debate. It will continue to be available for signature once the site is re-opened

  37. Post #3597
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    cyanidem's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,746 Posts
    I dont see how removing benefits will help, infact I'm pretty sure it would make it worse.
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  38. Post #3598
    Emz
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    October 2008
    2,318 Posts
    Someone at my work was attacked by rioters in Manchester, luckily he was ok.
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  39. Post #3599
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    proch's Avatar
    July 2009
    18,409 Posts
    To all English, you letting you know that Poland is supporting you!

    They are making fun out of those bullshit rioters. Its a polish website but the pictures count!

    http://www.joemonster.org/art/17771/..._alternatywnej
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  40. Post #3600
    This probably isn't a good idea
    Camundongo's Avatar
    October 2007
    3,371 Posts
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14497763

    If this isn't late, it looks like they've caught the bastard who helped that kid up and then mugged him.
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