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    Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
    I hate that American bloke saying ERB instead of HERB, when demoing kitchen stuff.


    They may say that over there, but it sounds so wrong here, surely he could say it like in UK.

    I don't mind about the usual US tomato, potato pronounciations, but ERB just sounds such an ugly word, and it does begin with an H !
    Don’t get me started on aluminium or oregano.
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    I regularly hear on radio and TV people putting the wrong emphasis on words.


    An example is "HEAD coach", implying someone who coaches heads, rather than "Head COACH".


    The funniest example is from the old Benny Hill shows, where he ineptly read out scripts. He said something like "Elvis's new musical bum, oh, sorry, Elvis's new music album". Exactly the same letters, but the wrong emphasis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llloyd View Post
    Donít get me started on aluminium or oregano.
    Nuclear.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonpop View Post
    Nuclear.
    Aaargh! I've been reading this thread with varying levels of annoyance at some of the mispronunciations (actually, don't forget a lot of people will say minpronounciations!) but "new-killer" for nuclear does my head in. I have heard radio presenters say they simply can't say the word and can't help saying "new-killer" but if they can say "new" and "clear", surely they can put them together!

    Heck, this thread is good for getting it off your chest!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
    I regularly hear on radio and TV people putting the wrong emphasis on words.


    An example is "HEAD coach", implying someone who coaches heads, rather than "Head COACH".


    The funniest example is from the old Benny Hill shows, where he ineptly read out scripts. He said something like "Elvis's new musical bum, oh, sorry, Elvis's new music album". Exactly the same letters, but the wrong emphasis.
    Yes, the stressings of words are important, particularly in a news bulletin / factual narration. I personally hate to hear the word "research" pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable ('REsearch) when it should be on the second: (re'SEARCH).

    The word "controversy" is often pronounced stressing the wrong syllable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llloyd View Post
    Don’t get me started on aluminium or oregano.
    al'LOOM-in-um and oREGGannno! Should be alyewMINNeum and oreGARNo.
    How about some toMAYto and BAYzil sauce, anyone? Would you like it "to go?" Personally I'd like to take it away!
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    I've just been listening to a radio programme about LIVE radio bloopers.


    One was hilarious because the announcer had no idea that everything she said was totally wrong.

    I'll type it exactly as she said it. It was even funnier because she spoke in a serious BBC-type voice.


    It started with the midnight chimes of Big Ben, then she said - - - - >


    "It's 12 o'clock green witch. Meantime, here is the news."
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
    I've just been listening to a radio programme about LIVE radio bloopers.


    One was hilarious because the announcer had no idea that everything she said was totally wrong.

    I'll type it exactly as she said it. It was even funnier because she spoke in a serious BBC-type voice.


    It started with the midnight chimes of Big Ben, then she said - - - - >


    "It's 12 o'clock green witch. Meantime, here is the news."
    That will have been an outgoing from the World Service staff. Lovely they all are however English isn't their forte.

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    Glad I'm not the only one who listens to 'Radio Slippers'

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    What is the general opinion on the pronunciation of ewe as in a female sheep? Is it as in “yew” or “yo”? I speak to a lot of farmers through work and it is about 50/50 with them.


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