[Ads-l] talib

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 13 19:31:17 EDT 2018


She's too new on the scene to be included in the VOA's pronunciation guide (
https://pronounce.voanews.com/), but the VOA announcers follow the "talib"
trend.

https://www.voanews.com/a/rashida-tlaib-set-to-become-first-muslim-woman-in-u-s-congress/4518434.html

And you can hear Tlaib herself pronounce her name as "talib" early on in
this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mmBuGr22aU

(She's just "Rashida" in her campaign commercials.)


On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> That's [how] everybody on TV is pronouncing it.
>
> Wikipedia has a bio, but (unusually) no pronunciation.
>
> Listers will recall the Heidi Przybyla controversy. And let's not forget
> Hoda Kotb.)
>
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:33 PM Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Last night on MSNBC, Chuck Todd reported on Rashida Tlaib's primary
> > victory, pronouncing her name "talib."  He must have been influenced by
> > Alfred Noyes "The Highwayman," talot talot.
> >
>

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