You know correctly sir. It is not Pay-Ter- Sun."Paterson" is, of course, reference to the town in New Jersey where the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company revolvers were produced. I have trouble envisioning Jerseyites pronouncing it "pay-ter-son". But what do I know.
Aye, Laddie. T’is true enough. But aire ye goon t’ tell me Paytursun is a toon in Scotland? Ah kin nae bell-live Jairsey people spoke in sotch a wee. I dunna ken if Mayor Paterson was a Scottsman, or just another poor speller perhaps? But Ah’d bet me bairns it was pronounced as Patterson.The Shotish prenunciation with the single "t" is PAYTERSON like they prenounce Heather HEETHER.. O.D.