08 September 2005 by Published in: current events 1 comment

This is completely trivial, but it’s setting my teeth on edge, and what is blog for if not for getting minor irritants off my chest? What I’m peeved about : the apparent inability of journalists trying so hard to be respectful and correctly pronounce Niger to figure out that Biloxi is pronounced by locals as Bih-lux-ee, not Bih-LOCK-see.

That is all. I feel much better now, thank you.


Becky L.
Sun 11th Sep 2005 at 7:45 am

Hi Anna–I noticed this, too. There *are* pronouncing dictionaries for announcers and broadcasters, but no one seems to consult them for domestic stories. Even if they haven’t gotten Bih-lux-ee down, at least most of the national reporters have stopped calling it "New OrLEENs," the pronunciation which is only acceptable when you’re trying to rhyme with "do you know what it means / to miss…"

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