please empty your brain below

No more than two answers each, please - one from each category.

[And please remember that the DLR is not part of the London Underground network]

elephant and castle

(thanks, quarsan )

High Street Kensington


highbury and islington

Piccadily Circus

Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3

Mornington Crescent

Kensington Olympia

Kings Cross St Pancras

Choose the two right next to each other.

Harrow & Wealdstone

Tottenham Court Road

Harrow on the Hill

Chalfont and Latimer

Tooting Broadway


1) Canada Water
2) Debden

Caledonian Road

Harrow and Wealdstone

Bond St

Dagenham Heathway

Upminister Bridge

Totteridge and Whetstone

Hey! if Cal-e-don-i-an Road has six syllables (enunciating the 'i') then surely Up-min-i-ster Bridge has five.

Otherwise they should both be renamed Caledonyun Road and Upminsturr.

I say Cal-e-don-i-an road and I work just off it and therefore say it a lot (if not saying cally road). It is definitely 6 syllabels. I have never said Caledonyun. I certainly have never said Up-min-i-ster in the same way I have never said West-min-i-ster becuase I would sound like a wally if I did.

Ok, well, how many syllables does the word "comfortable" have. Three or four?

I think we need the BBC's pronounciation department here.

oops - just spotted DLR not allowed!

Does DLR station
"Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich" (9) count?

Likewise, isn't Tottenham just two syllables, i.e. Tot-num?

It's Upminster, not Upminister.

Up Minister sounds like a very dodgy TV comedy from the 70s.

I can assure you, Shuffling, it's pronounced Tot-te-nham not Tot-num. I should know, that's where I was born.

In which case, I've never heard anyone pronounce it correctly.

Well! That's just... just...

*hides under table*

Heathrow Terminal 4!

Walthamstow Central

You've found them all...

All of the long ones:
8 syllables:
Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3
7 syllables: Highbury and Islington, Kensington Olympia
6 syllables: Caledonian Road, Chalfont and Latimer, Elephant and Castle, Heathrow Terminal 4, Piccadilly Circus, Totteridge and Whetstone
5 syllables: Canada Water, Dagenham Heathway, Kings Cross St Pancras, Harrow and Wealdstone, Harrow on the Hill, High Street Kensington, Mornington Crescent, Tottenham Court Road, Walthamstow Central

All of the short ones:
4 letters:
Bank, Oval
5 letters: Angel, Upney
6 letters: Balham, Debden, Epping, Euston, Kenton, Leyton, Morden, Pinner, Temple

I just *knew* there'd be tears and jeers about pronunciation.

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