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OMG .. Jon Ronson's speaking voice ..

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Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 16:45:38

NOT what I imagined at all

just seen a strange ad on More4 with him in it

he sounds so drippy

oh gawd I'm not going to enjoy his columns any more now, cos I'll hear the weedy crappy voice

sleepyted Sat 20-Jan-07 16:46:44

Isn't it?!

Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 16:47:42

he should be rustic and manly with a faint northern twang

sleepyted Sat 20-Jan-07 17:04:10

Did you really expect a manly voice Twigggg?

eemie Sat 20-Jan-07 17:43:34

weedy is exactly what I would have imagined! And whiny. Have we been reading the same column?

Pruni Sat 20-Jan-07 17:49:59

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Dinosaur Sat 20-Jan-07 17:56:25

I can't bear his columns.

Is their sheer bloody pointlessness meant to be the point, or what?

He is even worse than William Leith, and he was bad.

Blandmum Sat 20-Jan-07 17:58:02

Is he the guy that did all the stuff about David Ikie and the conspiracy theories?

Dinosaur Sat 20-Jan-07 17:59:40

I don't remember him writing about David Ike, but I did stop reading the Observer for quite a few years, so I might have missed that.

And I hate Guy Browning's column, but that's mainly because I knew him at Oxford.

Lio Sat 20-Jan-07 18:21:05

ON a similar theme, anyone read Julie Burchill then heard her voice? Totally at odds with each other.

Troutpout Sat 20-Jan-07 18:27:50

You enjoy his columns Twiglett

Troutpout Sat 20-Jan-07 18:28:48

julie birchall's voice is's helium enduced surely

moondog Sat 20-Jan-07 18:29:20

Ronson used to be hilarious in Time Out about 12 years ago.
Yes,Burchill's voice is astounding.

tigermoth Sat 20-Jan-07 18:42:38

Ronson, Birchill, writers with bad voices (because no one will listen to them when they talk?) I see a pattern emerging.

I always remember reading something Guy Browinging wrote about him changing agents and not getting any writing work, very whinging and bitter.

giraffeski Sat 20-Jan-07 18:44:38

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Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 18:45:19

I do .. he witters on about being a Dad and making all these decisions for his children and then he throws in his wife's comments and you think "see, now she's got brain cells"

makes me larf

seems quite real

edam Sat 20-Jan-07 18:46:33

Why on earth would Ronson have a northern accent? Pretty sure he's north London Jewish (was at uni a couple of years below him). He was jolly rude to me once so f*ck him, frankly.

Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 18:46:39

see .. this is todays

motherinferior Sat 20-Jan-07 18:46:54

I can get not getting any writing work at home for nothing, ffs, you don't need an agent!

Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 18:48:10


MI, that makes no sense

Pruni Sat 20-Jan-07 18:48:20

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giraffeski Sat 20-Jan-07 18:49:38

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motherinferior Sat 20-Jan-07 18:50:08

It was a complicated and clearly failed Goodness Gracious Me ref (you can get it at home for nothing, beta!) but actually demonstrated pretty well why I don't have a national column

motherinferior Sat 20-Jan-07 18:50:38

EF was a mate of my ex's and reminds me rather uncomfortably of him.

ScummyMummy Sat 20-Jan-07 18:53:15

I've long despised Jon Ronson's burbling inanities, whether spoken or in print. I'm delighted to learn I'm not alone and that his popularity is decreasing due to his overexposure so that even previous fans such as Twiglett now have reservations. Great news.

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