Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Well, bless her heart

More mislingua from the dim world of local teevee news--both from the same person.

Reba overheard her anchoring a story about the earthquake in Iran, noting that without fresh water and sanitation, the threat of cholera was very high. Except she pronounced cholera as "ko-LERR-uh". Long o, short e, emphasis in the middle.

Then yesterday, there was her reading of this story from Rome, in which she noted that revellers were jumping into the famed, historic TIBET River. I suppose I should be grateful she didn't call it the TIE'-bet River.

Anyway, it's not like I don't mess up words, too--I do. But it I can never figure out how it is that people who have access to huge walls of televisions can manage to get in front of a camera themselves without ever having heard anyone say words such as "cholera" or "Tiber." I guess I shouldn't get too worked up over it--I mean, it's not I watch the news for information or anything.

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