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BS: I'll read that again

jimlad 01 Feb 03 - 09:44 AM
Dave the Gnome 01 Feb 03 - 10:36 AM
VoxFox 01 Feb 03 - 01:37 PM
jimmyt 02 Feb 03 - 12:38 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Feb 03 - 02:29 PM
Don Firth 02 Feb 03 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Q 02 Feb 03 - 03:25 PM
Nigel Parsons 02 Feb 03 - 03:41 PM
Tiger 02 Feb 03 - 04:16 PM
Tiger 02 Feb 03 - 04:18 PM
GUEST,Bernie 02 Feb 03 - 07:18 PM
VoxFox 02 Feb 03 - 10:24 PM
katlaughing 03 Feb 03 - 02:37 AM
Nigel Parsons 03 Feb 03 - 05:58 AM
Watson 03 Feb 03 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,Geordie 03 Feb 03 - 08:50 AM
Lyndi-loo 03 Feb 03 - 10:10 AM
JennyO 03 Feb 03 - 10:57 AM
Kim C 03 Feb 03 - 01:50 PM
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Subject: BS: I'll read that again
From: jimlad
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 09:44 AM

Overheard on Leeds Local Radio,in Yorkshire where 'us' is often used as an alternative to 'ours'

"us troops have landed in Kuwait today".Sorry I'll read that again.

"US troops have landed in Kuwait today"   

And from the BBC world service India Office

"The time is 9 o'clock Greenwich.....Meantime here is the News"


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 10:36 AM

And the Jane Fonda workout tape as heard in Lancashire - Hands on th'eyes...

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: VoxFox
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 01:37 PM

Our radio station is a training ground for new announcers. The things that come out of them are just hilarious but at the same time just plain stupid. Here are a couple from the funeral announcements: Mr. Smith of YourTown, passed away at the Regional Hospital this morning at the age of 78. MASSIVE christian burial to be held at St. Anne's BALLISTICA with ENTERTAINMENT in the spring. Now,this wasn't heard all in the same announcement but you get my drift. Just to clear it up for some...MASSIVE should read MASS OF/ BALLISTICA should read BASILICA and ENTERTAINMENT should read INTERNMENT VF :o)


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: jimmyt
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 12:38 PM

WHen I was young I heard a qonderful Gershwin song on the radio, followed by the radio announcer in his best FM voice, "that was from Porgy and Bess, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics from his lovely wife Ira"


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 02:29 PM

Our local university run NPR affiliate uses a lot of student interns. They basically just mind the console and make a few program announcements during the station breaks. Well, you'd think that since about half of their programming time is dedicated to classical music that they would make sure that the announcers at least know how to pronounce the composers' names. Wrong! Shostakovich and Dvorak get murdered at least once a month.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:02 PM

During the early Seventies I worked for a year at a radio station in Pasco, Washington, where I was acting news director (which is to say, I had the responsibility but not the pay) and also did a daily board shift (jockeying discs). The station played, essentially, elevator music (Yumm!!). Someplace along the line we got a new station manager who wasn't too picky about who he hired (his criterion was, "Do they work cheap?"). We wound up with a kid fresh out of high school, still sporting his acne, deficient in reading skills, with a vocabulary consisting of about thirty one-syllable words, and a burning ambition to become big-time rock-jock. At best, the gaffs, goofs, and mispronunciations were hilarious; at worst, they were sufficiently horrifying that I stopped telling people I met what station I worked for. I really wish I'd taken notes, because some of them were inadvertently brilliant, but I think I've repressed most of them. He back-announced a Billy Vaughan record by calling him "Billy VAH-gun." What he did with Ferrante and Teicher is impossible to duplicate. When he read the news, I hid under the rug. The Vietnam war was on, and I think he was under the impression that Vietnam was somewhere near Denmark. And then he did a commercial for a posh restaurant where he had to read some items from their French menu. What he did with "coq au vin," "coquille Saint Jacque," and "paté de fois gras" was a wonder to behold!

I was working at the station full-time. I quit, returned to Seattle, took a weekend announcing job at a classical music station (had to pass a pretty rigorous pronunciation audition), doubled my weekly income, and increased my prestige in the community a hundredfold. I loved radio . . . back then.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:25 PM

Lady newscaster in Calgary says bow as in bow for hair or violin, in reference to the bow of a ship.


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:41 PM

Then there was the annonuncer who practised all day for the correct pronunciation of "Rimsky Korsakov". Eventually he had it instilled in his mind, and went on to introduce:



"Rimsky Korsakov's 'Bum of the flightle bee' "


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Tiger
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 04:16 PM

VoxFox.......

Surely, you mean "interment"


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Tiger
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 04:18 PM

Wouldn'ta, shouldn'ta. But, it was already that kind of thread :)


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 07:18 PM

From our local station in New Brunswick,Canada,quite a few years ago:

On the death of Ed Sullivan:"In addition to his long reign as king of Sunday night television,Mr.Sullivan was,for many years,a well-known New York newspaper Broadway gossip Communist" [columnist]"

"Police report the union demonstration was noisy but peaceful,with activity confined to the shouting of slogans and the waving of Placecards [placards]

A provincial cabinet minister,lamenting the lack of firm funding committment from Ottawa,says the proposed Atlantic Development Board will be,at best,"an anemic ORGASM"[organism]


reporting on a cow moose seen running around a city lake,announcer said"the moose was tranquilized and released into the woodland north of the city.....wildlife authorities speculated that,due to the prolonged period of hot,dry,weather,the moose had probably just come out of the woods for a dink"


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: VoxFox
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:24 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK...listening to that station is rubbing off...must tune into CBC...must tune into CBC...Thanks Tiger for the heads up.   Here are a couple more giggles for ya...High winds [buffetted] the coastline - they pronounced it as buffayed.   Another was talk about the Archipelago Islands but pronounced it [Archie pelay go] Oh yeah, they really read their copy before air time. But hey, this is New Brunswick. Just ask Guest Bernie! :o) VF


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 02:37 AM

LMAOWROTF!! These are great!

My friend just sent me a copy of a menu from a Chinese restaurant from the 70's. At the bottom, it has a special ad for "Crap Puffs." I can only guess they must have meant "Carp!"

Has anyone noticed how many newscaster speak in incomplete sentences these days? Drives me nuts: A car rolled over on I70 tonight. One passendeger was killed. Mile marker 6 near the Utah border. Single car accident. Five other passengers. That's not an actual one, but a small example. It's as though they are doing "news-shorthand" or something!

One guy used to drive me crazy by pronouncing it Beet-hoe-ven.


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 05:58 AM

Tiger: Re 'Interment':

Two sewage workers fell into a septic tank and drowned. They were 'interred' together!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Watson
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 08:35 AM

Nigel - they weren't actually interred together - they just went through the motions.


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: GUEST,Geordie
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 08:50 AM

Hear on the news regarding a stabbing that " the victim was doing well in hospital where he was rushed".It is snowing at Big Brass Door(lake bras d'or, one presumes)


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 10:10 AM

An erratum was published in one of our local newspapers a few years ago." we apologise for a mistake that appeared in last week's report of the wedding of Mr & Mrs......The happy couple will make their home at the Old Manse and not at the bride's father's house as previously reported"


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 10:57 AM

Actually, they went through the motions under-turd.


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Subject: RE: BS: I'll read that again
From: Kim C
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 01:50 PM

We had a restaurant in Nashville called Beauregard's.... one announcer called it Bogard's.


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