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Posted by Peter Erskine (U15525478) on Sunday, 2nd December 2012
I love the programme. But, in common with many other programmes, the presenters' diction is becoming worse by the day. Ellie Harrison drops almost every 't'. "I will tell you abou' i'. Tha' is wha' I was talking abou' ". I welcome a diversity of dialect and accent, but please don't be lazy. Improve your diction or leave it to those who can speak properly.
Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Sunday, 2nd December 2012
Welcome to the board Peter Erskine.
I don't agree with you tho'.
Posted by monic1511 (U1768751) on Sunday, 2nd December 2012
come & join the rest of the viewers here
I don't agree with your complaint - proper speech depends on where you come from
Posted by TotallyRadical (U829285) on Sunday, 2nd December 2012
... proper speech depends on where you come from
Proper speech depends upon diction and enunciation. You seem to be confusing the idea of "proper" speech with regional dialect or accent. The OP is right in his complaint about the lazy speech that seems to be promulgated by the BBC nowadays (mispronunciations, words slurring together, missing "t"s, etc.).
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