[B-R-I] Re: nu-ku-lar

Jim Hall aerie.ma@comcast.net
Fri Sep 7 12:34:54 EDT 2012

And then there's "OFF TEN" instead of "OFFEN" for "often". 

And "Haich" instead of "aich" for the letter H.  I think that's a UK thing, because I have heard otherwise well-spoken people on BBC America use it.

I am trying to remember when regional dialects first began to appear on national TV. Previously everyone on TV spoke with a very neutral mid-west accent that varied little from announcer to announcer. My own inclination is to think it happened when Dan Rather covered the Kennedy assassination in Dallas for KRLD-TV and was carried nationally on CBS. Dan's accent was so thick then you could cut it with a knife then. But his reporting was outstanding and the network hired him, accent and all.

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Put me down for heighT not heighTH. Drives me nut-th. 
Bill O’

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