Minutiae 101: How to pronounce “Worcester Hall”

"Not a dorm."

By Keith Hansen

It’s “Wuss-ter” (wstr), according to everyone who should know.

Worcester Hall isn’t a big dorm building. But the argument about its pronunciation has lasted, quietly, for years: It could either be pronounced “Wore-chester”, separating the word into two different parts, or “Wuss-ter,” the right way, ignoring the first ‘r’ in the word Continue reading