Wednesday, August 15, 2007

BBC reaches new low

I have given up all hope of the BBC ever pronouncing properly the name of the new president of Nigeria, Yar Addu'a. But today on their website they hit the pits with this gem.

"People who get bored coming to the north-east are bored because their are boring."

BTW the Nigerian president's name has two glottal stops, one before the Y and the other at the apostrophe. Their Hausa department should have advised them. What is a glottal stop? It is what you get instead of the tt in butter when spoken with estuary English pronunciation. Bu'er.

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