I was wondering about the pronunciation of Canberra. Cam-brah or Cam-berr-ah? The man on the abc news was saying cam-brah but all the old people I know say cam-berr-ah. During my head scratching I stumbled over the wiki which has a section providing details about the name. Apparently it means ‘meeting place’ or ‘women’s breasts’ in the original lingo (which sometimes can appear to be one and the same).
But anyway, the wiki also blames the various pronunciations on differences between class to some degree. Any ideas on which is the upper brow way of saying it? I guess the abc bloke’s method is the high street way.
This is what happens when I promise to post something. I’m interested, but I wouldn’t normally write home about it. I’m sleepy now, time for bed.