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Re: Pro's & Kin's

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: "Larry Weil" <kc1ih@mac.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: Pro's & Kin's

> If it's an English-language broadcast, shouldn't they give it the
> correct English pronunciation?  Do we have to Hispanicize everything
> just to please some politically-correct pressure groups?
> -GAWollman

My thoughts exactly!  I was going to post just that but didn't want to start
a political debate.

Some people slip in the Spanish pronunciation and it sounds natural and not
out of place.  The Hispanic reporter on the New Hour (whose name escapes me)
uses the Hispanic pronunciations and it sounds natural.  My guess is that is
how he always pronounces such words and it makes sense to do the same on the
air.  But there are others who it sounds like they use one pronunciation on
the air and another in the news room.  That's pretty silly.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine