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RHEtoric RHEtoric, RHEtoric

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Jux Fri 15-Mar-19 13:43:29

Not rheTORic. Ffs

longwayoff Sat 16-Mar-19 08:53:33

A friend says ordossity instead of audacity. Frequently. Irritating in the extreme.

lillighters85 Sat 16-Mar-19 09:13:43

Random emphasis on pronouns. Newsreaders are particularly bad for this. "Mrs May is today IN Brussels for talks". "A fire has broken out AT a shoe factory" and so on. Drives me potty and its everywhere.

lillighters85 Sat 16-Mar-19 09:14:54

Also continuity announcers using we've. "After the news we've the next instalment of Holby". No no no!!!

Jux Sat 16-Mar-19 11:00:36

*@Owlbethere*, thanks! No wonder I didn't remember it too well grin Language is fascinating.

*@lillighters85*, I call that Kangaroo Talk, and the first person I noticed using it was thevileClarkson. Since then (nearly 20 years perhaps) it's caught on massively. He must be so proud.

Jux Sat 16-Mar-19 11:04:58

Btw, the rheTORic thing was a professor interviewed on Sky News yesterday.

How can I take him and his professorship seriously, and therefore his supposedly wise words about whatever it was, when he says rheTORic? My head just got full of rheTORic and I heard nothing else....

HarryTheSteppenwolf Sat 16-Mar-19 13:13:31

Random emphasis on pronouns. Newsreaders are particularly bad for this. "Mrs May is today IN Brussels for talks". "A fire has broken out AT a shoe factory" and so on. Drives me potty and its everywhere.

Those aren't pronouns. They're prepositions.

lillighters85 Sat 16-Mar-19 13:54:32

Oh Lord. Yes that's what I meant. I also wrote its not it's but blame my phone and not being able to edit for that one. Sorry!

Wildcate Sat 16-Mar-19 14:00:39

PRO ject vs PROJ ect

Yuck.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Sat 16-Mar-19 14:25:53

heard a news reader make a right hack job of Addis Ababa the other day, ....ardice-R-BARBAR , next bulettin time it was right, they must have teased her mercilessly behind the scenes.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Sat 16-Mar-19 14:26:49

bulletin ....dearie me. The Typo Karma gods are very quick today. grin

Jux Sun 17-Mar-19 15:28:12

grin MsMighty

stopitandtidyupp Sun 17-Mar-19 17:24:11

PRO ject vs PROJ ect

Yuck.

First one would be a school thing to me and the second to project voice.

Wildcate Sun 17-Mar-19 20:27:11

So, @stopitandtidyupp is it a PROject Manager, or PROJect Manager?

stopitandtidyupp Sun 17-Mar-19 22:15:29

I would say it was the first one as in school project.

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