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Fwd: Radio Announcers, Jingles & short i

>DATE: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 18:01:54
>From: "rogerkirk" <rogerkirk@mail.ttlc.net>
>To: "BRI"  <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>

>I've noticed over the past 3 or 4 months that >announcers
>on Boston radio increasingly use the "short i" instead
>of the schwa sound.  Examples:

>Court Dock-it

>And the commercial jingle that sings (oh so plainly)
>Twin-Brook In-Shur-Intz
>Is this a regionalism?  A national thing?  A trend?
>A bad thing?

Bahstin Mayah Tom Menino talks that way; perhaps HE'S infecting
people around him,
Speaking of which: if you were employed by the White House,
would you be afraid to say new-clee-ar instead of
I'm also annoyed by LAWYERS who say pled when they mean pleaded.

Laurence Glavin

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