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Thread #132499   Message #3993557
Posted By: G-Force
23-May-19 - 06:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
One that gets me here in the UK is the pronunciation of the 'oo' vowel sound. When I was growing up (in the South East anyway) it was like 'oooh', whereas now it is commonly like the French 'y' or the German 'u-umlaut' sound. So for example 'food' sounds more like 'feud'.
This seemed to start about 20 years ago with young females - perhaps they thought they were sounding sexy, I don't know. But now it has spread - you hear it all the time on TV.