Living in Massachusetts, I was never able to understand why people struggled with the word or why it was funny.
@I Am Captain Obvious, my wife’s family is from Boston. I was about to comment that it’s much easier when you live in Boston
@dshira, I pronounced it correctly the first time I saw it. It's just how we talk I guess
@I Am Captain Obvious, ya'll also have a couple places with similar names. Theres worcester polytech at least
@I Am Captain Obvious, Arkansas. It makes no sense. I mean, why? How is it not pronounced as Ark-Kansas?
@I Am Captain Obvious, I grew up in MA as well. Now I live in the Midwest and enjoy having people try to pronounce New England words.
@I Am Captain Obvious, were-shter-sure. Basically if you actually read the flow of letters and dont glaze over the whole word its pretty easy +/- the "shire" end
@Murphlins, can you pass the whore's-chest-sire?
@TriangleTesticles, whatsthishere sauce.
@TriangleTesticles, where's the shire
@TheWhiteWolf, I was looking for someone who pronounces it like me and I found you! Cheers!
My uncle told me a story of how this sauce got its name. I will now tell you. I forgot some smaller details, so bare with me. Once there was a competition to find the best sauce. Many entered. Many failed. But one man standed above all the rest with his sauce, it was the best one there. yet there was one small problem. He didn't have a name for it. After a long debate between competitors, judges, and even random people off the street, a man comes into the building and walks up to the pot of sauce. He gives it a taste and his first response, with a hard to understand, almost southern accent and as one long word, was "what'sthishere sauce?". And the name stuck. Over the years it has changed a bit in pronunciation, as words do, and it's now Worcestershire sauce. The end.
Team brain! Assemblllleee!!!
I can pronounce it, I just can’t spell the pronunciation.
@stercus stercus, Woostershire