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Offline Raven-Anne

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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 May 07 12:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Dahlboy

Well I pronounce it as

Msscow or Misscow

It was not far from where I was born... I lived in a little village called Crookedholm...

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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #10 on: Friday 09 February 18 16:53 GMT (UK) »
My father once worked in the Eglinton Arms hotel in the 50s and quoted to me a local saying:-
"There are no shams in Eaglesham."
 He pronounced the word as "Eaglesum"
That's all I've got.

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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #11 on: Friday 16 February 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
My aunt and uncle used to live at Crossroads, Moscow, and they told me it was pronounced Mosscow but I was told that a long, long time ago, so I may be misremembering!
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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 12:51 »
I live very close to Eaglesham.
I have always pronounced it as: Eagles - Ham

I have ancestral relatives who married in Cambuslang in 1835 but emigrated to Australia in 1841.
This couple were married for more than 60yrs but on their diamond wedding anniversary, their very grown up children, placed an Anniversay notice in the Australian Newspaper.

They had never lived in Cambuslang, apparently had no idea how it was spelled and referred to it exactly as their would have parents said it.

It states that their parents married in Cumslang Manse

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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 16:15 »
A celebrated well in Cambuslang called the Borgie? gave rise to the saying,  "A drink o the Borgie, the taste o the weed, puts aw the Camslang folk wrang in the heid!"  ;D

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Re: Eaglesham
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 16:34 »
 ;D ;D @ Skoosh

I forgot!
My relative in OZ was well educated and amongst other things he was the speech writer for a well known politician of the era.
Educated or not, his children ( none born in Scotland) seemed to know that he was born in Ruglen and married in Cumslang. LOL