Norfolk signs to be repainted to include pronunciation guide

Happisburgh Lighthouse, just one of the places visitors do not know how to pronounce. Picture: Paul

Happisburgh Lighthouse, just one of the places visitors do not know how to pronounce. Picture: Paul Macro - Credit: Archant

Pronouncing our unique Norfolk town and village names can be a challenge for visitors to the area, however a brand new initiative is hoping to tackle this problem.

Wymondham, Postwick, Happisburgh - just a few of the place names that non-Norfolk dwellers have difficulty with.

But no more.

A new initiative called 'Say it Right in Norfolk' is being introduced today and will include the repainting of many Norfolk signs to show instructions on how to pronounce them.

Other ideas soon to be trialled in the area include handing out leaflets to coach parties on how to properly say place names, and giving out 'stickers of shame' to anyone who is heard mispronouncing a town/village.


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The initiative launches today (April 1).

What do you think of the idea? Do you have any more suggestions for people who cannot pronounce our place names? Let us know in the comments below.

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