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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
If only they could agree on how the company is called. In NI it is spoken as “Lee-dill” whilst in Britain it’s pronounced “Lid ill”


More consistent than people sticking an apostrophe S on the end of supermarket names, so you get things like Tesco's and Asda's, when the only correct usage of that S is "Asda's own tin of peas" (for example). It seems to be lost that Sainsbury's only gets an apostrophe s because the company's named after its founders...
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
If only they could agree on how the company is called. In NI it is spoken as “Lee-dill” whilst in Britain it’s pronounced “Lid ill”


More consistent than people sticking an apostrophe S on the end of supermarket names, so you get things like Tesco's and Asda's, when the only correct usage of that S is "Asda's own tin of peas" (for example). It seems to be lost that Sainsbury's only gets an apostrophe s because the company's named after its founders...

If that annoys you, I advise you never to live on Merseyside where it's 'the Asda' and we still say 'Home and Bargain'
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
And Morrisons should have an apostrophe for the same reason but doesn't.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Always been Tescos around here but never Asdas. Co-op was the Quorp for years too but that seems to have fallen out of favour.
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DJ Dave Granada North West Today
If only they could agree on how the company is called. In NI it is spoken as “Lee-dill” whilst in Britain it’s pronounced “Lid ill”


More consistent than people sticking an apostrophe S on the end of supermarket names, so you get things like Tesco's and Asda's, when the only correct usage of that S is "Asda's own tin of peas" (for example). It seems to be lost that Sainsbury's only gets an apostrophe s because the company's named after its founders...

If that annoys you, I advise you never to live on Merseyside where it's 'the Asda' and we still say 'Home and Bargain'


I think "The Asda" is more Liverpool don't say it as much on the Wirral Smile but it will always be Home and Bargain round here as that's what it started off as.
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Jonwo
I assume Lidl is pronounced Lee-dill in Northern Ireland because Lid-ill sounds similar to little in a Northern Irish accent.
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
It most certainly is I can confirm
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It most certainly is I can confirm


Conveniently, it's also a lot closer to the original German pronunciation.

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AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
If only they could agree on how the company is called. In NI it is spoken as “Lee-dill” whilst in Britain it’s pronounced “Lid ill”


More consistent than people sticking an apostrophe S on the end of supermarket names, so you get things like Tesco's and Asda's, when the only correct usage of that S is "Asda's own tin of peas" (for example). It seems to be lost that Sainsbury's only gets an apostrophe s because the company's named after its founders...


It's like people dropping the 'The' from the start of 'The Co-Op' and 'The BBC'

Really annoys me
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It may be a local thing, but in the North East the Co-Op was always just known as “the store”. Even if you had several stores/supermarkets in your home village, everyone knew what “the store” meant!
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Jonwo posted:
I assume Lidl is pronounced Lee-dill in Northern Ireland because Lid-ill sounds similar to little in a Northern Irish accent.


I had a job interview at Lidl about 15 years ago, and they pronounced it Lead-all...
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
rob posted:
Jonwo posted:
I assume Lidl is pronounced Lee-dill in Northern Ireland because Lid-ill sounds similar to little in a Northern Irish accent.


I had a job interview at Lidl about 15 years ago, and they pronounced it Lead-all...


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