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(hwot thuh)?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mdpoppy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    Does the AP normally do this? http://www.abc6.com/sports/17836349.html

    I have rarely seen pronunciation in a story, much less a gamer.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Broadcast wire.
  3. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    Ah, I'm an idiot ... carry on.
  4. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I tried to read that out loud just to give my hand at being an anchor.

    I said George Posada.

    I almost cried.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What no pronunciation for Latroy Hawkins?
  6. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    Pssh ... I practically pronounced "Cano's" as "Quiznos."
  7. Bruce Leroy

    Bruce Leroy Active Member

    (Rant started) ... AP, and Webster, and everybody, should adapt to "gonna" instead of "going to" and "gotta" instead of "got to." I'm sick of seeing/reading/hearing quotes where it's obvious an athlete said "we gotta" this and that. And the AP story the next day reads "we got to" this and that. It's one of the most awkward-sounding phrases printed, and it's printed on a regular basis. If 90 percent of the population speaks that way, why print what is proper instead of what your readers speak and understand? I get that proper English has its place, but why is "bling" recognized as a word but it's not OK to use "gotta" and "gonna"? rant over.
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