[Sca-cooks] The origins of Worchestershire

Christina Nevin cnevin at caci.co.uk
Mon Feb 25 04:19:51 PST 2008

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[mailto:sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Audrey
Sent: 23 February 2008 16:44
To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] The origins of Worchestershire

> > In the UK, Worcestershire is pronounced 'woost-ur-shire' and 
> > Worcestershire Sauce is referred to as 'Worcester Sauce', pronounced

> > 'woos-tah'. In many other parts of the world, however, it is
> > to as 'War-sest-uh-shire' Sauce.

> Weird. Here in this French-speaking part of Canada, I was taught
'Wore-ster-sheer'... Seems closer to the UK > pronunciation... maybe
because of the long-lasting English domination of the country? 

>From the horse's mouth (or rather, from my workmate who is from 'up
North'), the Englishman's pronunciation is "Woos-tah-shuh" Sauce. That's
how I pronounce it too - but with a Kiwi accent. ;-)


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