[Ads-l] Heard on Britspeak TV: "His business went _burst_."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 28 03:02:07 UTC 2016

The speaker was a reporter from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, speaking in Rothbury
in Northumberland. Do Americans ever say "go burst"? I've never heard it.

He also pronounced "leverage" as "leeverage." To me, "levver/leever" is
like "ekkonomic/eekonomic," but I've never heard "leeverage," before,

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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