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Pronounce Haudagin.

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That fucking roundabout thing.

It has its own wikipedia page: Haudagain roundabout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We're arguing at work about the pronunciation.

Is it hA-da-gin.

Or haw-da-gin.

Anyone that says ha-u-da-gin can fuck off.

It's apparently more like "hud-again".

I was told that this was as far as the old tram routes went, and as they would make their way round the roundabout, the call from the conductor/tram operator to the passengers was "Hud again!", as in hang on to the railings, otherwise you'll be knocked off balance.

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It's apparently more like "hud-again".

I was told that this was as far as the old tram routes went, and as they would make their way round the roundabout, the call from the conductor/tram operator to the passengers was "Hud again!", as in hang on to the railings, otherwise you'll be knocked off balance.

that sounds horiffically made up, but I'm going to tell everyone I know that it's a fact. I shall then belligerently argue to the point of violence with anyone who contests it.

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I'm for Haw-da-gin, but either is acceptable compared to what some of the traffic bulletins pronounce it as on Radio Scotland. They can't cope with it's name at all.

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Guest idol_wild

Having done some quick etymological searches, it would appear that the word may derive from a Gaelic term:

At Haudagain there was another lock.

This comical name is a good example of the change a

Gaelic name may undergo in passing into English. The

original form had been " Achadh a' Gabhainn," meaning a

place where there was a fold.

Seems more conceivable.

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Lucky's is (I think) nearest to my late 80s yr-old mum's version...bit I'll check on Sunday.

Now...is it 'roondaboot', 'rowndabowt' or 'runtaboot'.....or 'sirkill' ?

Roonaboot! No "d"!

I'm gan roon i roonaboot.

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Lucky's is (I think) nearest to my late 80s yr-old mum's version...bit I'll check on Sunday.

Now...is it 'roondaboot', 'rowndabowt' or 'runtaboot'.....or 'sirkill' ?

My gran say haw-Da-Gin. She's in her 80s. Though she's also fae MacDuff.

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i'm always in between hud-a-gin and how-da-gin and always conscious of it's pronunciation but never bothered enough to find out for sure. One half torry - one half cowboy, thats me. the wife says had-a-gin (but not in posh aberdeen speak).

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Always said "Haa-di-gin" but apparently I've been living a lie or something.

To be honest I don't give a monkeys.

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