Listen: Are you pronouncing these 13 Norfolk place names correctly? (Our Australian journalist isn’t)
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Norfolk is home to many towns and villages with names that can be tricky to pronounce. Here are just a few of the county's most awkward places to articulate.
We asked our resident Australian journalist Josh Hanrahan to say them for us, but are you pronouncing these Norfolk place names correctly?
This village in South Norfolk has a particularly awkward spelling and is actually pronounced 'Tacklestone'.
Sadly there isn't actually any gold to speak of in the village of 'Inglesthorpe'.
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A silent 'W', causes Postwick to be pronounced as 'Possick'.
This is one place name that always manages to confound visitors - it's said as 'Cossey' and not Costessey. Take no notice of the extra letters it's spelled with.
We will never, ever, understand the spelling of 'Hazebro'.
There's always been much debate surrounding the proper pronunciation of 'Stewkey'.
We're not sure how 'Wymond' becomes 'Wind' when pronouncing 'Windum' but somehow it just does.
This North Norfolk village is in fact pronounced 'Full-mes-ton'.
There's no 'I' in the pronunciation of 'Hadsco'.
Just ignore the 'O' in 'Deepum'.
The coastal village of 'Munzly' is probably one of the more logical place name pronunciations on this list.
You can't really go too far wrong when saying 'Taysbur'.
This market town's spelling must be read phonetically as 'Reefum'.
• Is there a place in Norfolk you struggle to pronounce? Let us know in the comments below.