Black Wednesday at Corus?

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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby xwdcatvb » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:56 pm

kal wrote:Mispronunciations on 'NW news broadcasts are becoming commonplace. A few days ago a news reader took a stab at the word "egregious". After several attempts, the reader gave up. Cringeworthy.


Well, I'm sure we were all caught when reading an item 'cold', but 'egregious' would seem to be a Big Word for radio copy. I wonder what the context/quote was?
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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby Howaboutthat » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:07 pm

xwdcatvb wrote:
kal wrote:Mispronunciations on 'NW news broadcasts are becoming commonplace. A few days ago a news reader took a stab at the word "egregious". After several attempts, the reader gave up. Cringeworthy.


Well, I'm sure we were all caught when reading an item 'cold', but 'egregious' would seem to be a Big Word for radio copy. I wonder what the context/quote was?


That's what happens when you're not rewriting and using your own words. And unless it was preceeded by a 'This just in...', there is no excuse.
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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby J Kendrick » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:19 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:
xwdcatvb wrote:
kal wrote:Mispronunciations on 'NW news broadcasts are becoming commonplace. A few days ago a news reader took a stab at the word "egregious". After several attempts, the reader gave up. Cringeworthy.


Well, I'm sure we were all caught when reading an item 'cold', but 'egregious' would seem to be a Big Word for radio copy. I wonder what the context/quote was?


That's what happens when you're not rewriting and using your own words. And unless it was preceded by a 'This just in...', there is no excuse.


Probably written by someone who couldn't pronounce "heinous" properly either...
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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby gtbell » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:40 am

Therefore, don't consider yourself a journalist until your vocabulary is both writeable and readable.
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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby xwdcatvb » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:51 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:
xwdcatvb wrote:
kal wrote:Mispronunciations on 'NW news broadcasts are becoming commonplace. A few days ago a news reader took a stab at the word "egregious". After several attempts, the reader gave up. Cringeworthy.


Well, I'm sure we were all caught when reading an item 'cold', but 'egregious' would seem to be a Big Word for radio copy. I wonder what the context/quote was?


That's what happens when you're not rewriting and using your own words. And unless it was preceeded by a 'This just in...', there is no excuse.


Ah, that's a Know-It-All response: so you're a one-person news shift, and The Boss wants routinely to do a dual-voice major at 8 am... all hell breaks loose in the world at 7.58, according to what was Broadcast News... and The Boss hits something strange.

Bingo.

And even without the last-minute throw-in, I'm giggling over how those-on-the-air now are handling 'Farage'. Even Brit sources aren't sure, and I don't know either.

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Re: Black Wednesday at Corus?

Postby J Kendrick » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:11 pm

xwdcatvb wrote:Ah, that's a Know-It-All response: so you're a one-person news shift, and The Boss wants routinely to do a dual-voice major at 8 am... all hell breaks loose in the world at 7.58, according to what was Broadcast News... and The Boss hits something strange.

Bingo.

And even without the last-minute throw-in, I'm giggling over how those-on-the-air now are handling 'Farage'. Even Brit sources aren't sure, and I don't know either.

Fuh-rahzh'... feh'-ridge... feh'-rage... feh'-rejhzh... feh'-rahzh...


According to the man himself, however you prefer to pronounce 'Garage'... :-)
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