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Thread #132499   Message #4084117
Posted By: JennieG
19-Dec-20 - 01:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Several TV presenters here add an extra syllable to words so that 'three' becomes 'the-ree', 'threat' becomes 'the-reat', etc.

It is annoying and irritating. Perhaps it's done for emphasis, but it just sounds sloppy to me. It's mostly done by women, but the occasional bloke has a go too.