Coleford in Devon can be pronounced wrongly by a great number of people. The long-standing locals and the correct way to pronounce Coleford is Coal ford, with the O and R in the Ford part as “or”
The Correct Way:
We, the residents of Coleford hear all sorts of alternative expressions
used for our village name:
Culfud, Colefud & Colefurd being the most common examples of how to annoy the locals.
The Wrong Way:
As far as we know there are only three villages in Devon with the emphasis on the “Ford”. Kennford Brayford & Coleford.