avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Apr 21 19:58:09 UTC 2000
"Aaron E. Drews" wrote:
> on 19/4/00 7:44 PM, A. Vine wrote:
> > Incidently, in watching the BBC news last night, I was cracking up at the
> > weatherman's pronunciation of "Europe", essentially it came out "yurp".
> With an [r] and everything?
Well, with an /r/, but not everything. I'm trying to remember, but I'm pretty
sure the rhoticization was there, because it sounds so similar to something my
Bristol-born husband would say to his father in greeting. The weatherman
sounded a lot like Eric Idle, which made it hard to keep a straight face during
the forecast anyway.
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