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    I can confirm it is pronounced Cay-hill over here. The Australians ability to bugger up Irish names is amazing. For example, Mahoney is Ma- hooney and Leahy is Lay. Ignorant people!

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    I always laugh at the yank's pronunciation of Mahoney - phonetically translates as My-arsey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    I can confirm it is pronounced Cay-hill over here. The Australians ability to bugger up Irish names is amazing. For example, Mahoney is Ma- hooney and Leahy is Lay. Ignorant people!
    Friend of mine from Armagh went over there working on a building site, but they couldn't pronounce Aodhan, so they called him Eamon!
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    i worked with a chinese girl called Xing Xong, she was known as the gay doorbell

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    Would that not be pronounced "Shing Shong"? More like karaoke with Sean Connery.


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    It depends whethers its cantonese or mandarin. But i'd imagine its "z" instead of "w".
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    Do the Scots wonder about us butchering the proper pronunciation of McGeddy?

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    McEachen -> McECCen, like Big ECC
    McEachen -> Mc E-ken (like the irish name Eakins)

    Ea, seems to be ECC or EH depending what comes after the "a" in scottish English
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    What irritates me are Irish commentators pronouncing it as 'Cay-hill.' I mean, would George Hamilton refer to Des Cahill as 'Des Cay-hill' in the normal course of business up in RTÉ HQ? No, he'd refer to him in the way he knows is the correct pronunciation, not in the Anglicised or Oz-tracised (see what I did there?) manners.

    So, when Gary Cahill did a job on his hamstring in the CL the other night, why oh why did I hear George refer to 'Cay-hill''s injury?

    Fair enough, it is insisted that James McClean have his second name pronounced 'McClane' but if Gary Cahill kicked up a fuss he wouldn't have a leg to stand on. Not sure how many hamstrings he'd have though (couldn't resist).

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    How do you know how Gary Cahill pronounces his own name? I'd trust George Hamilton over you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    How do you know how Gary Cahill pronounces his own name? I'd trust George Hamilton over you.
    My point being that in those instances Hamilton could use his own discretion and pronounce it the "correct" way. Chances are Gary Cahill does pronounce his name 'Cay-hill' but I think it's been established that the Irish name of Cahill is not pronounced in this manner and maybe George could use the Irish pronunciation.

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    Tim Cahill definitely pronounces it Cay-hill. Let's just face it, outside Ireland people have their own pronunciations. Ma-ho-ney, Cay-hill, Kee-ow etc. Some names in Ireland are even pronounced differently in different counties, and even within families. I have a friend from Dublin who pronounces his surname (spelt Heneghan) "Hennigan", but his Galway-born and bred dad pronounces his name Hee-na-han.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    My point being that in those instances Hamilton could use his own discretion and pronounce it the "correct" way. Chances are Gary Cahill does pronounce his name 'Cay-hill' but I think it's been established that the Irish name of Cahill is not pronounced in this manner and maybe George could use the Irish pronunciation.
    But Gary Cahill isn't Irish.

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    no but his grandparents are.

    stutts I can confirm the derived *******isation of hennigan and hannigan and the name heneghan are pronounced differently just as you pointed out.its most definitely meant to be pronounced he-ne-han...ne not na.

    my surname is pronounced 3 different ways in Ireland....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    no but his grandparents are.

    stutts I can confirm the derived *******isation of hennigan and hannigan and the name heneghan are pronounced differently just as you pointed out.its most definitely meant to be pronounced he-ne-han...ne not na.

    my surname is pronounced 3 different ways in Ireland....
    And none of them are right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    But Gary Cahill isn't Irish.
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    no but his grandparents are.
    That's my answer and that's where the name is derived from and where the original pronunciation lies.

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    No, the original pronunciation was O'Cathail. It was probably something else before that. Pronunciations vary.

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    But Hamilton is the one he is criticizing Chas (at least I think that's the argument here). Hamilton is Irish and, being Irish, should pronounce the name as he knows it should be pronounced or as he would usually pronounce...

    I never heard him succumb to the pressure to say Paul McGraTh or Kevin MorAn...
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    But there is not one set pronunciation for the name, obviously, not even in Ireland.

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    I would confidently claim that there is one common pronunciation of the name in Ireland. I never heard Martin Cahills name ever *******ized by any crime reporter or media outlet in Ireland.

    Hamilton is just being a big jessy.
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