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Thread: LNWR Claughton: pronunciation?

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    Ladies and gentlemen,

    Recently, I've been pondering the LNWR Claughton class locos and I'm wondering as to the correct pronunciation of "Claughton":

    Is it "C L A W T O N" or is it "C L A F T O N"?

    Thanks in advance for your indulgence!

    Rob

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    I've always heard it pronounced as "C L A W T O N" Rob.
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    I second that. There is no logic in the English language. 'Nought' and 'Naught' is another instance of sound-alike with different spelling.

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    Since the first loco was named after Sir Gilbert Claughton, chairman of the LNWR, being upper class it would be CLAWTON.
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    Thanks for your opinions. I would go for C L A W T O N as in Charles Laughton (rhyming) but, when in the RN, I knew a person who's surname was Claughton and he insisted on C L A F T O N and despised being referred to as C L A W T O N !

    In general, I suppose it could be either pronunciation but for the loco I'll settle for C L A W T O N.

    Thanks,

    Rob.

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