[Ads-l] talib

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 13 20:55:18 EDT 2018


>   Fadel herself signs off as "Leila Falden."

How is this possible???

JL

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:50 PM Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> I have a similar reaction whenever an NPR anchor introduces a story by
> Leila Fadel, and at the end of the piece, Fadel herself signs off as
> "Leila Falden."
>
>
> On 8/13/2018 7:31 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> > 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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