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Author Topic: Where would you live/visit in Lovecraft country ?  (Read 29189 times)
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« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2012, 12:26:56 PM »



I have a really stupid question to ask.  I haven't visited Marblehead yet, but can you tell me how the locals pronounce it?  This is something I argue about all the time.  Is it something like: "Mahble-head"? 

Hahaha well it's pronounced exactly as it looks--i.e. Marble-Head--whether or not you hear the R is entirely up to the person who's saying it

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« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »



I have a really stupid question to ask.  I haven't visited Marblehead yet, but can you tell me how the locals pronounce it?  This is something I argue about all the time.  Is it something like: "Mahble-head"? 

Hahaha well it's pronounced exactly as it looks--i.e. Marble-Head--whether or not you hear the R is entirely up to the person who's saying it

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Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y.  Of course in my Texas it comes out as "Marable Hayd."  So there you go. 
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« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2012, 03:51:56 PM »




Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y.  Of course in my Texas it comes out as "Marable Hayd."  So there you go. 


If it's any consolation, in highschool I had a history teacher who pronounced the nearby town of Gloucester as "Glaw-chester," much to the amusement of our class who, of course, pronounce it "Glaw-ster"
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« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2012, 04:00:30 PM »




Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y.  Of course in my Texas it comes out as "Marable Hayd."  So there you go. 


If it's any consolation, in highschool I had a history teacher who pronounced the nearby town of Gloucester as "Glaw-chester," much to the amusement of our class who, of course, pronounce it "Glaw-ster"

Oh, yeah, that's how we'd say it back home as well. 
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« Reply #64 on: May 14, 2012, 04:05:10 PM »

Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y. 

Based on my previous knowledge of New England place-name spelling conventions, the "New Englandy" pronunciation of "Marblehead" would be something like "gor-FLAP-ington."
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« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2012, 02:41:53 PM »

Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y. 

Based on my previous knowledge of New England place-name spelling conventions, the "New Englandy" pronunciation of "Marblehead" would be something like "gor-FLAP-ington."

Come now, everyone knows Gorflappington is way west of boston!
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« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2012, 03:58:24 PM »

I thought Gorflappington was a ghoting village, not so? (fishing, gh=f as in tough, o=i as in women, t=sh as in nation)
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« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2012, 09:24:16 PM »

Damn it!  I wanted it to be silly and New England-y. 

Based on my previous knowledge of New England place-name spelling conventions, the "New Englandy" pronunciation of "Marblehead" would be something like "gor-FLAP-ington."

It's spelled Marblehead but its pronounced "Throat Warbler Mangrove."
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« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2012, 07:21:53 AM »

Arthur Smokestoomuch better cut back, I don't get it.
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« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2012, 11:50:53 AM »

I do live in Lovecraft country, Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was horrible from a certain perspective when I moved here 11 years ago (roving packs of wild dogs, junkies everywhere, lots of abandoned buildings and factories...) But I loved it. Now we have a giant gourmet supermarket, ikea, reasturants I cant afford to eat at and alot more crime, due to the influx of folks who can be crime victims. I still get creeped out by the old stone church, built in 1845, it's where the "party" took place in the story. (i think).http://www.facebook.com/VBVMChurch

I would love to visit Antarctica, especially with those cool airplanes!
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« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2012, 05:36:59 PM »

My wife and I honeymooned in Boston and Cape Cod and I'd go back in a heart beat. And happily do the rest of New England as well. I suppose if I was to nail it down, I'd pick Maine next. But I think that might be more King country, than HPL.
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« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2012, 03:01:45 PM »

I'd do Leng ... with an oxygen mask.
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« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2012, 03:44:03 PM »

Do the Dreamlands count? Because I'd live in Ulthar. Peaceful, lovely, and full of kitties.
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« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2012, 03:47:10 PM »

Do the Dreamlands count? Because I'd live in Ulthar. Peaceful, lovely, and full of kitties.

Yeah, that might be nice. Just don't piss off the gypsies and you'll be jake.

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« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2012, 05:49:11 PM »

Providence exists in the Dreamlands too, sort of. I'm not sure if it does in the horror stuff, can't remember, and not sure if I'd want to live there anyway.
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