Thursday, 11 December 2008


Having been threatened with elocution lessons as a child, (which I thought was 'electricution) and constantly told off for 'mumbling' as a teenager, (mumbling is the special language of the teenager I believe), I have a special ear for mispronunciations. Some I find quite quaint - James May (Top Gear presenter) and Captain Crabtree (character in 'Allo Allo!') are my favourites, others are just plain ignorant, (a shockingly numerous bunch were employed by a previous employer of mine.) The late comedian Ronnie Barker was very adept at using mispronunciation in his sketches and I was very pleased to discover the following tribute (fantastic new words for a lot of things!):

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