I don't tend to mix with people from the countryside anymore, but I do see a good bit of the written word and photos from the country. It is probably no surprise that I don't have contact with country people, so I want them to answer this.
When I was a lad, I stubbornly pronounced paddock as it is written. My family, neighbours, schoolmates and everyone I knew said paddick. The self righteous know it all that I was ( how dare you say I still am), refused to say paddick. How could dock be pronounced as dick.....umm, oh, my mind just ran away with me with another word, a short word ending in ock that has a synonym that ends in ick. Forgive my meanderings.
So, step up to the crease you rural folk. What is said now in the country? Do people still say paddick or did I win the battle with paddock?
I will slap anyone who says field.