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Why is it pronounced Wooster?

Why is it pronounced Wooster?

The place called Worcester in England has always been pronounced 'wooster. ' Many English place names are spelled unphonetically because of the Norman French influence. By the time of the advent of printing, many printers charged money by the letter so they have a vested interest in 'lengthening' the spelling.

Is Birmingham in Worcestershire?

The historic county of Worcestershire also encompasses a substantial part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands, including portions of the metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham, Dudley and Sandwell.