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Old 03-15-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Is it pronounced "GLAUW-CHESTER" OR "GLAUWSTER" OR "GLESTER"?
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Is it pronounced "GLAUW-CHESTER" OR "GLAUWSTER" OR "GLESTER"?
I say glawster, (aw as in claw or law) but i've also heard glouster (ou as in ouch). Gloucester is in South Jersey, where people generally speak much differently than I do, so there may be a different pronunciation that's preferred locally.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I say "GLOW (the ow like "ow! I got hurt," not like the word glow) -STER. I have also frequently heard it pronounced "GLAW (like "aww") - STER." I am not sure which is right, if either is right!
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Jackson, TN until we move back home to Jersey
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Default If you're from MA...

I grew up in Boston and we also have a Gloucester. We say "GLAWSTAH."
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:26 PM
 
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The proper British pronunciation is "glawster" and that is the pronunciation I've heard most often on TV/radio (in NJ/PA). I can't say I remember how a person with Philly accent pronounces it.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Yep - Rhymes with "thaw".
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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Default Gloucester

I'm British. In the UK it's pronounced "Gloster"
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Here's the fundamental question: why isn't Gloucester even remotely spelled close to how it is pronounced? Where else in the English language is there a silent "uce"?
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Many of the English counties have the silent 'ce':

Leicester ("lester")
Worcester ("wooster")
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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In South Jersey & Philly it is pronounced Glawster.
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