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The written word over the spoken.

Eddie Mair | 15:46 UK time, Friday, 27 April 2007

In the midst of a busy afternoon I remark: Oh! West Ham fined 5 and a half million pounds.

Colleague: Where? Under the bed?


  1. At 03:54 PM on 27 Apr 2007, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    A Big Fine. What happened?

  2. At 04:11 PM on 27 Apr 2007, mittfh wrote:


    Not being particularly tuned in to the world of Premiership football, it appears as though the club "acted improperly" over the transfer of two players, and apparently withheld "vital documentation" from the Premier League.

    They haven't been deducted any points, although judging by the current table to the right of the article, they're already in severe danger of dropping down to the Championship anyway.


    Meanwhile, looking at the Championship table, it looks as though the Midlands clubs are getting ready for another bout of league table ping-pong (one season they're in the Premiership, the next they drop down to the Championship, the next they're promoted back to the Premiership etc.)

  3. At 04:16 PM on 27 Apr 2007, Perky wrote:

    Was that your received pronunciation giving you away Eric?

  4. At 04:25 PM on 27 Apr 2007, jonnie wrote:

    It's the way you tell em Ed

  5. At 04:27 PM on 27 Apr 2007, Jim Royle wrote:

    Eddie - a busy afternoon? My arse!

  6. At 05:24 PM on 27 Apr 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Nowt to do with Received Pronunciation, though, is it?

    But how his pronouncement was received...

  7. At 05:48 PM on 27 Apr 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Ha, ha, Eric!

    Save Corrie C!

    Love your quick comeback, Ed - er, I mean Carolyn Quinn.

    That's why we like you. You're not infallible (!!!) but you've got a fabbily quick wit

  8. At 04:22 PM on 28 Apr 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    Speaking of which, i hear Milton Jones is back on BBC Radio 4 this week - a great wordsmith.


  9. At 09:02 PM on 28 Apr 2007, nikki noodle wrote:


    was that you quoting Milton Jones on the beach last week?


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