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Robert Peston – a sad case of conjunctionitis

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I would like the BBC to spend some of the money it hasn’t paid to Jonathan Ross on two projects:

  1. Help Robert Peston to cure his conjunctionitis. This is the condition of inflammed or swollen conjunctions while speaking and Robert Peston has a particularly severe case. He rushes over the important words and emphasises, seemingly for a few seconds, a word like ‘of’ or ‘and’. This annoys me to the extent I cannot listen to him, which is a shame because those words he dashes out at breakneck speed to reach the next conjunction are probably quite interesting.
  2. Train all broadcasters who exhibit the symptoms, that the word ‘sixth’ has an ‘x’ in it and not a ‘c’. Saying ‘sicth’ seems to be a recent phenomenon. What’s going on?

Rant over.

Written by netkingcol

January 14, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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