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Lancashire dialect

The Lancashire dialect reverses the u sounds in put and putt.
A Lancastrian gave a lecture to a large mixed class on the Antarctic
expedition led by Sir Vivian Fuchs. He called him Fucks throughout. A
colleague remonstrated after the lecture: You know, his name is Fuchs.
Oh yes; but I didnt like to say it with all those ladies present.

–J.E.Littlewood, A Mathematicians Miscellany

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