When the band Kasabian played a concert at Victoria Park in Leicester, England, in the summer of 2014, its singer and guitarist Serge Pizzorno came onto the stage sporting a T-shirt with “Les-Tah” written across it. Here, then, is the correct pronunciation of the city’s name; the East Midlands dialect loses a few letters, and the lazily clipped accent simplifies it perfectly.
Kasabian, formed in Leicester in 1997, represents the city’s musical claim to fame these days, although the 1970s crooner Engelbert Humperdinck was also from Leicester. Liverpool or Manchester it’s not. Aside from Richard III’s recent reappearance (his bones were discovered beneath a parking lot a few years ago) and the biggest potato chip factory in Europe, Leicester has very little to shout about.… Seguir leyendo »