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September 12, 2022 2:57 pm  #1


Whither the Queen's English?

I was listening to 680 Citynews in the car earlier today.  In the same report, Edinborough was pronounced "Edinburrow", and St. Giles chapel was pronounced "St. Guyalls". And we've already had "Bucking-hamm" and "The Mawl" countless times.
The late Casey Stengel would say "you can look it up". So, look it up. There is nothing worse it newscasting than authoritatively delivered mispronunciation. 

Back in the day of the Broadcast News clattering teletype, they would often include a phonetic pronunciation guide.  Nobody seems to care any more.

 

September 12, 2022 4:25 pm  #2


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

Subject line probably should be the King's English now! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/laughing.png

 

September 12, 2022 5:47 pm  #3


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

Whither the King's English?
Wither the King's English.

 

September 12, 2022 8:19 pm  #4


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

betaylored wrote:

Whither the King's English?
Wither the King's English.

"Like, whatever....   "
 

 

September 12, 2022 8:50 pm  #5


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

2 anchors sit next to each other and pronounce words so completely differently. neither think to ask which is proper.  

 

September 12, 2022 11:10 pm  #6


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

Mr.Aldred wrote:

2 anchors sit next to each other and pronounce words so completely differently. neither think to ask which is proper.  

680 News.

 

September 12, 2022 11:22 pm  #7


Re: Whither the Queen's English?

Glen Warren wrote:

betaylored wrote:

Whither the King's English?
Wither the King's English.

"Like, whatever....   "
 

"Totally."