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08 Jun 18 03:04
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Can someone tell every single fcking presenter on TV and radio

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By:
The Leopard
When: 08 Jun 18 07:35
Just done it.
By:
lfc1971
When: 08 Jun 18 07:36
Catholics say haitch , pandora1963 may be being racist here .
By:
The Leopard
When: 08 Jun 18 07:48
We did this last August....just bumped the thread
By:
lfc1971
When: 08 Jun 18 07:53
ah yes leopard that should explain everything and help pandora not to be racist
By:
The Leopard
When: 08 Jun 18 08:06
Lazy fishing on his part...no doubt !
By:
Crisp77
When: 08 Jun 18 09:49
Sounds like Pandora1963 learnt something at a Steps concert
By:
screaming from beneaththewaves
When: 08 Jun 18 11:01
Henry Cooper got it right when presenting Princess Anne with the Sports Personality of the year award.

"Your Royal 'Ighness," he began. "It is the greatest honour ..."

He might have dropped the aitch off "Highness", but he made bloody sure he included it on "honour".
By:
Platini
When: 08 Jun 18 11:18
Not sure where they get the extra H from in aitch. 

Maybe its from the same place some get the extra R in "Drawing".   As in "drawRing".  Crazy.      English peeps are especially guilty of this.
By:
mini me
When: 08 Jun 18 11:35
When they spell a word and say HAITCH  -  ffs!
By:
SlippyBlue
When: 08 Jun 18 13:27
And it's "ask" and not "aks" which also drives me mad, so many people are saying that as well Angry
By:
mini me
When: 08 Jun 18 13:44
Crips instead of Crisps...
By:
screaming from beneaththewaves
When: 08 Jun 18 14:21
Didn't know about aks and crips. No wonder it's so hard to lip-read.Sad
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 08 Jun 18 14:51
Re SFBTW's post 11:01

Similarly, it's often people who drop their 'H's in everyday speech who say "haitch".
By:
posy
When: 08 Jun 18 14:55
I always thought it was the lower classes who insisted in pronouncing a soft 'h'aitch so not too surprised that plebby radio and television presenters adopt the the same speech modes as most of them went to crap universities to take degrees in subjects like media studies.
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 08 Jun 18 16:37
The word THE when put before a word which begins with a vowel (or a silent Aitch) should be pronounced "THEE" not "the".

So for example, every evening on TV "And now the news in THE East" not the news in 'Thee East'
It's almost like artificial patois, probably from the same idiots mentioned in the above post.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 08 Jun 18 16:54
I was going to post the same, SF but didn't get round to it.

Another is "rescpeck" instead of "rescpect".
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 08 Jun 18 21:29
And the other weird accent used only it seems by younger women.
It can often be heard by travel and weather reporters on the radio, but also is fairly common in offices and by these same women trying to sound a bit posh!

They move vowels around quite a lot...
example:
"Traffic licking Gidd on the north Sarculer raid"

They sound like the English Policeman on 'Allo allo.

I find this VERY bloody irritating.
These idiot women need to be told they sound stupid and that they're strangling a beautiful language.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 08 Jun 18 22:36
There is a tendency for youngish women to say "ett" rather than "it".

At school, I remember a teacher spending about 30 minutes telling us about a 'posh' but incorrect way of speaking called "fraffly". (Frightfully.)

The only exsmple I can recall is: "Egg wetter gree" (I quite agree)
By:
akabula
When: 08 Jun 18 22:46
Anybody remember a comedy where one character (a janitor or something) constantly said when introducing himself "It's Arry with an aitch"?
That's the only thing I remember about it. He might have had a stutter.
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 10 Jun 18 20:11
Good those, IAWN.

Could it have been Harry Fowler, akabula?
I don't know, only guessing.
By:
akabula
When: 10 Jun 18 20:21
Thanks SF will check that out.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 10 Jun 18 20:41
What about Southwell?

I think the locals do actually pronounce the 'w'. ie NOT Suthall
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 10 Jun 18 20:52
Is it another Shrewsbury?
(about a 50/50 split with that at the last count)
Or Scone
(The Edible type)
Or Nice
(The biscuit) I started a thread asking for a vote on whether it was nIce or nEEce on here a few years ago.
The result was about 25/25 ish!
By:
screaming from beneaththewaves
When: 10 Jun 18 22:27
When property prices crashed in the '90s, I ended up living in a very posh hamlet outside Castle Cary, in rural Somerset. As house prices rose again, so did the social quality of the residents, and one of the houses was purchased by a widow who turned out to be a lovely lady, but fraffly well spoken. She had a black labrador - a magnificent dog, trained to the gun - and by way of conversation I asked what its name was.

"Barty."
"Wot? Barty?"
"No, no. Not Barty! His name's Barty!
"Yeah ... Barty."
"No! Barty!"
"Oh! Berty!"
"Yes! Barty!"
By:
SlippyBlue
When: 10 Jun 18 23:11
I got a message earlier today from my nephew who has a masters degree in history and part of the message included this "he must of bean". Dear God, I didn't correct him as I didn't see the point Cry
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 10 Jun 18 23:15
Reminds me of the Morecambe and Wise "Morny Stannit" sketch.
By:
SlippyBlue
When: 10 Jun 18 23:18
Indeed i_a_w_n, I was just in despair to be honest with you.
By:
Capt__F
When: 10 Jun 18 23:32
pre dictive text
By:
MC560 dn
When: 11 Jun 18 12:14
The continual battle to save aitch over haitch is one of many reasons I am proud of the NHS
By:
TheBaron
When: 11 Jun 18 13:09
What about Southwell?

I think the locals do actually pronounce the 'w'. ie NOT Suthall


I was bought up near Southwell and never heard anyone call it South Well
By:
SlippyBlue
When: 11 Jun 18 13:15
I agree with TheBaron, I've been to the races there a few times and everyone pronounced it Suthall.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 11 Jun 18 13:42
I stand corrected.

Maybe some people call it South Well to distinguish it from the place in west London often known as Suthall.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 11 Jun 18 13:45
Maybe I was confusing it with Shrewsbury, with the 'ew' usually pronounced "oh".

Do the locals say "Shroosbury"?
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 11 Jun 18 14:41
No, you're right about south-well, racing people have always called it suthall, some of the locals don't!
So nothing to be corrected about, I was just adding some others.

The thing about Shrewsbury is that no-one can decide whether it's Shrew or Shro, even the people who live there.
It's about a 50/50 split.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 11 Jun 18 14:55
When Clapham started going up-market in the 80s, did people really start calling it "Claam" or is that just an urban myth?
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 11 Jun 18 14:58
It was on a comedy show, I think. Possibly Harry Enfield?
But I do remember it.
By:
i_agree_with_nick
When: 11 Jun 18 15:07
I think some people pronounced it South Chelsea.
By:
pixie
When: 11 Jun 18 15:57
Streatham is often 'jokingly' called St Wretham by Londoners.
By:
Injera
When: 11 Jun 18 15:57
Great thread! Screaming - that's priceless!

The one that gets me the most is when sentences are the wrong way around.

Examples:

'England can't defend' becomes 'They can't defend, England.'
India are 244-5,  becomes '244-5, India'.
'Freddie Mercury was a great performer' becomes 'He was a great performer, Freddie Mercury'

etc etc
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