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I was playing Monopoly the other day (haven't played for some time) and I bought Leicester Square. However, everytime someone landed on my block, I was unsure as to its pronunciation. So far I've heard two:

Lei-ses-ter Square
Lei-ches-ter Square

Which is the correct pronunciation?

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Is this a British version of Monopoly? The American one doesn't have any place named Leicester Square. –  JSBձոգչ May 17 '11 at 13:25
Original, apparently. –  Thursagen May 17 '11 at 22:42

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Totally amazing! Since you live in England, have you ever been to Leicester Square? –  Thursagen May 17 '11 at 8:31
Yes. What's more, I live in a town called Flitwick. Pronounced Flit·ick –  Ed Guiness May 17 '11 at 8:35
Oh, yes, I understand the pronounciation for that. You see, in Australia, I live near a suburb called Berwick, pronounced Ber-ick –  Thursagen May 17 '11 at 8:36
Americans asking for directions to "Lei-ses-ter/Lei-ches-ter Square" are a bit of a London tourist stereotype. Especially if they're at Covent Garden and are trying to get there on the Tube. –  e100 May 17 '11 at 12:58
And let's not forget my personal favourite, Towcester, pronounced "Toaster". –  Christi Jun 2 '11 at 8:40

As I am from the City Leicester I would pronounce it as "LEST-TER"

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Would you really pronounce T twice? –  Ed Guiness May 17 '11 at 14:05

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