So, something has come to our attention and we're not really sure how to deal with it. It's tearing families apart, brothers fighting brothers, and we think we've got the guts of a civil war on our hands.
Apparently, the quaint South Dublin village of 'Ranelagh' is pronounced 'REN-la', and we're suddenly losing our minds.
REN-LA? Surely it's 'Ran-ah-lah', no?!
This came to our attention when Nick's Coffee Company put up a sign outside their humble Ranelagh-based establishment, stating that the correct pronunciation of the Luas stop is REN-LA.
Check it out below.
Mind fuck, right?!
So, we've delved into this a bit more... Here's what Youtube says.
It seems that this has been a debate topic for the past while... We found this thread on askaboutmoney.com.
Aaaaand, we asked the general public (well, Twitter) and this is what we got back...
My mother is a staunch Renulah person, and says that "only blow-ins say RANulah" https://t.co/251ZTOfwAj
— Rosemary Mac Cabe ?? (@RosemaryMacCabe) November 22, 2016
or even Ran-la
— Niamh Savage (@NiamhSavage) November 22, 2016
— noeleen kelly (@nolzkelly) November 22, 2016
— Emma (@emmaphickey) November 22, 2016
— captainlite (@captainlite) November 22, 2016
some say Raw-nel-aww.
— fudecafe (@fudecafe) November 22, 2016
???? Ran-a-lah is correct and it's closer to the Irish Ran-a-ligh ????
— Revolution Project (@letusrevolt) November 22, 2016
In short, we're flummoxed.
How do you guys pronounce it? PLEASE let us know in the comments.
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