All this week I have been hearing an ad on WTOP radio for a local emergency veterinary clinic. The announcer sounds like one of the news anchors but it is a recorded ad. And he repeatedly says veterinary as vet-in-ar-y.
This is a professional announcer. What’s up with that?
I’m from Canada, where they use the British spelling, “jewellery.” Your phonetic pronunciation is about exactly the same. I’ve said the word in radio announcements in the US without complaint, pronouncing it like I always have. How would you suggest it should be pronouced?
In keeping with the theme, it was alleged this week that the current Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell (who is running for governor) is unable to pronounce/enunciate his job title - rendering it as “Seck-a-tary of State”. This alone could cost him the governor’s office.
And I must note with a wry nukular grimace that this thread was deemed worthy of moving to the Pit, yet my caustic Pit lament about half-eaten pastries got shoveled into MPSIMS. There is a Double Standard here, and I am gonna organize a march on the Mod Shack with torches and small furry mammals.