Here are 14 of the most commonly mispronounced Calderdale place names, suggested by Halifax Courier readers.
Whether you live in our borough, or are simply passing through, it is hard not to notice the number of place names with some strange – often wonderful – pronunciations.
From Northowram to Mytholmroyd – here are the top 14 mispronounced Calderdale place names.
1. Sowerby Bridge
Many readers shared their stories of how visitors to the area think Sowerby Bridge is pronounced "Sour-bee-Bridge". Photo: Jim Fitton
Many newbies to the area say Calderdale how it sounds - "Cal-der-dale" - instead of how we say it "Col-der-dale". Photo: Bruce Fitzgerald
Although it may seem obvious to those that live near, many people struggle with the pronunciation of Mytholmroyd. "Myth-en-home-royd" and "Mithumroyd" were two common options. Photo: Marisa Cashill
To be fair to people from outside the area it is spelt "Bark-island", but residents know it's "Bark-is-land". Photo: Google Street View