I've noticed another trend in the pronunciation of a word recently and I don't know why these things happen. Given you my readers [sounds like there's a lot doesn't there :)] are from many different places around the world let's see if you can help me here.
My name is Laurie, short for Laurence having been named for an Uncle who was killed by the Japanese when they invaded Rabaul in World War 2. Now the phonetic pronunciation of my name is like that of the truck - "lorry". Some of my American work colleagues call me Lawry, and a Malaysian guy I used to work with called be Rorry and himseld Lobert - I didn't get that.
Anyway the word I'm actually talking about today is worry which I pronounce wurry as in slurry. But I've noticed a lot of people lately pronouncing it worry as in sorry or lorry. What is that? Where did it come from and how do you say it?