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Monday, 28 August 2006
Pronouncing "Betjeman"
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Robert asks how to pronounce "Betjeman".

Betjeman was quintessentially English, which means that his name is pronounced so as to confuse foreigners.

It is pronounced in the same way as Beauchampsmain, that is  "Bitch-mun".

Not really. Bet-she-mun is about right.

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Posted on 08/28/2006 2:30 PM by Mary Jackson
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