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pandora1963
08 Jun 18 03:04
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Can someone tell every single fcking presenter on TV and radio
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Report The Leopard June 8, 2018 7:35 AM BST
Just done it.
Report lfc1971 June 8, 2018 7:36 AM BST
Catholics say haitch , pandora1963 may be being racist here .
Report The Leopard June 8, 2018 7:48 AM BST
We did this last August....just bumped the thread
Report lfc1971 June 8, 2018 7:53 AM BST
ah yes leopard that should explain everything and help pandora not to be racist
Report The Leopard June 8, 2018 8:06 AM BST
Lazy fishing on his part...no doubt !
Report Crisp77 June 8, 2018 9:49 AM BST
Sounds like Pandora1963 learnt something at a Steps concert
Report screaming from beneaththewaves June 8, 2018 11:01 AM BST
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".
Report Platini June 8, 2018 11:18 AM BST
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.
Report mini me June 8, 2018 11:35 AM BST
When they spell a word and say HAITCH  -  ffs!
Report SlippyBlue June 8, 2018 1:27 PM BST
And it's "ask" and not "aks" which also drives me mad, so many people are saying that as well Angry
Report mini me June 8, 2018 1:44 PM BST
Crips instead of Crisps...
Report screaming from beneaththewaves June 8, 2018 2:21 PM BST
Didn't know about aks and crips. No wonder it's so hard to lip-read.Sad
Report i_agree_with_nick June 8, 2018 2:51 PM BST
Re SFBTW's post 11:01

Similarly, it's often people who drop their 'H's in everyday speech who say "haitch".
Report posy June 8, 2018 2:55 PM BST
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.
Report STUDYFORM June 8, 2018 4:37 PM BST
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.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 8, 2018 4:54 PM BST
I was going to post the same, SF but didn't get round to it.

Another is "rescpeck" instead of "rescpect".
Report STUDYFORM June 8, 2018 9:29 PM BST
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.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 8, 2018 10:36 PM BST
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)
Report akabula June 8, 2018 10:46 PM BST
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.
Report STUDYFORM June 10, 2018 8:11 PM BST
Good those, IAWN.

Could it have been Harry Fowler, akabula?
I don't know, only guessing.
Report akabula June 10, 2018 8:21 PM BST
Thanks SF will check that out.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 10, 2018 8:41 PM BST
What about Southwell?

I think the locals do actually pronounce the 'w'. ie NOT Suthall
Report STUDYFORM June 10, 2018 8:52 PM BST
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!
Report screaming from beneaththewaves June 10, 2018 10:27 PM BST
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!"
Report SlippyBlue June 10, 2018 11:11 PM BST
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
Report i_agree_with_nick June 10, 2018 11:15 PM BST
Reminds me of the Morecambe and Wise "Morny Stannit" sketch.
Report SlippyBlue June 10, 2018 11:18 PM BST
Indeed i_a_w_n, I was just in despair to be honest with you.
Report Capt__F June 10, 2018 11:32 PM BST
pre dictive text
Report MC560 dn June 11, 2018 12:14 PM BST
The continual battle to save aitch over haitch is one of many reasons I am proud of the NHS
Report TheBaron June 11, 2018 1:09 PM BST
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
Report SlippyBlue June 11, 2018 1:15 PM BST
I agree with TheBaron, I've been to the races there a few times and everyone pronounced it Suthall.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 11, 2018 1:42 PM BST
I stand corrected.

Maybe some people call it South Well to distinguish it from the place in west London often known as Suthall.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 11, 2018 1:45 PM BST
Maybe I was confusing it with Shrewsbury, with the 'ew' usually pronounced "oh".

Do the locals say "Shroosbury"?
Report STUDYFORM June 11, 2018 2:41 PM BST
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.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 11, 2018 2:55 PM BST
When Clapham started going up-market in the 80s, did people really start calling it "Claam" or is that just an urban myth?
Report STUDYFORM June 11, 2018 2:58 PM BST
It was on a comedy show, I think. Possibly Harry Enfield?
But I do remember it.
Report i_agree_with_nick June 11, 2018 3:07 PM BST
I think some people pronounced it South Chelsea.
Report pixie June 11, 2018 3:57 PM BST
Streatham is often 'jokingly' called St Wretham by Londoners.
Report Injera June 11, 2018 3:57 PM BST
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
Report posy June 11, 2018 8:43 PM BST
I was in Southwell a couple of years ago and asked the obvious question ....in both the Bramley Apple and the Cathedral I was told much to my surprise that the pronounciation was Southwell not Suthall.
Report STUDYFORM June 11, 2018 10:03 PM BST
Another one I've just thought of.

A million and a half (1,000,000.5)
When what they SHOULD say is One and a half Million (1,500,000)

That often has me shouting at the telly or radio.
Report donny osmond June 12, 2018 9:46 AM BST
500,001.....?


one point 5 million?
Report i_agree_with_nick June 14, 2018 11:30 AM BST
An explanation of "aks".  Interestingly, it goes back to old English.

.
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-people-say-aks-instead-of-ask
Report mini me June 15, 2018 4:33 PM BST
Are there any genuine ****s on here who will admit to saying HAITCH?

AND confess to having therapy for it!
Report mini me June 15, 2018 4:35 PM BST
Cn uts
Report i_agree_with_nick February 6, 2019 3:29 PM GMT
I've heard a lot of people on the radio refer to Liam Neeson as "Liam Nielsen".

At first I thought it was a slip up but I've heard it so many times, I'm beginning to think it's like the "aks" thing.


Another one that seems to becoming more common is "Westminister".
Report moisok February 6, 2019 3:33 PM GMT
westmonster - a nest of vipers
Report i_agree_with_nick February 6, 2019 3:57 PM GMT
Just heard another "Liam Nielsen". Cry
Report i_agree_with_nick February 6, 2019 3:59 PM GMT
FFS! I don't believe it!!  Another caller - "Liam Nielsen". CryCry
Report donny osmond February 6, 2019 4:02 PM GMT
leam or lee am ?
Report i_agree_with_nick February 6, 2019 4:04 PM GMT
I heard someone yesterday refer to him as Nick Leeson. Laugh
Report cooperman February 6, 2019 7:57 PM GMT
On TV all the time, footballers become 'futblers'  Angry
Report BonnieDday February 8, 2019 12:28 PM GMT
TV and radio presenters often guilty on this one e.g. "This is the sicth meeting between the two teams". Last time I looked, sixth had an x in it. Grrrrrr.
Report TheBetterBettor February 8, 2019 2:15 PM GMT
Im HAITCH Eh PEE PEE WHY
Im HAITCH Eh PEE PEE WHY
I know I am, I'm sure I am
Im HAITCH Eh PEE PEE WHY
Report i_agree_with_nick November 21, 2019 2:30 PM GMT
There seems to a recent tendency amongst the middle class to pronounce an 'o' as if it's a 'u'.  I'm forever hearing "from" pronounced "frum" and just heard Shelagh Fogarty refer to "Rumford".
Report i_agree_with_nick November 21, 2019 2:33 PM GMT
I should bear in mind the Morecambe and Wise sketch just in case there is some obscure place called Rumford.
Report RacingCert November 21, 2019 2:56 PM GMT
Love this stuff.
What a delight to read Studyform again.

Isn’t Clapham pronounced Claffam?
Report i_agree_with_nick November 21, 2019 3:02 PM GMT
As Clapham started to become yuppified in the 80s and 90s, it was said that it was being pronounced "Clarm".

Where is Studyform, btw?
Report i_agree_with_nick November 21, 2019 3:10 PM GMT
Actually, it was also pronounced south Chelsea.
Report RacingCert November 21, 2019 4:45 PM GMT
I think he got fed up with this place a few months ago.
I can’t remember who was involved but some people prefer this place to be an echo chamber rather appreciating each other.
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