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Started by StripeyCat on Jul 4, 2011 7:17:46 PM
Your starter for ten- why can't Jeremy Paxman pronounce foreign words?

University Challenge

Series 18.

Monday Evenings.

Listen to his pronunciation and weep...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/28/jerem-paxman-fails-university-challenge

(I hated that misprint in the old thread title).

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tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 20:04:14 (#1 of 1699)

<pulls up chair>

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 20:37:09 (#2 of 1699)

Well done Warwick. I enjoyed their obvious pleasure at taking part and answering lots of questions correctly.

StripeyCat - 04 Jul 2011 20:40:34 (#3 of 1699)

Damn. I missed it.

Work- the blackmail of survival, as the situationists said.



Is it ever repeated?

Gotout - 04 Jul 2011 20:40:42 (#4 of 1699)

Paxman has got where he is by bullying. He's not a good interviewer, he just relies on his aggressive nature.

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 20:43:10 (#5 of 1699)

I think it goes straight on to i-player, stripey.

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 20:44:06 (#6 of 1699)

In fact it's already there.

StripeyCat - 04 Jul 2011 20:44:27 (#7 of 1699)

No i-player here, sadly.

I must invest in a cloaking device.

I know they don't really work, but I do like the name.

Francophile - 04 Jul 2011 20:47:35 (#8 of 1699)

Stripey, do you have internet at home?

harryhaller - 04 Jul 2011 20:53:35 (#9 of 1699)

Clearly, smugness has a catastrophic effect on his pronounciation.

RosyLovelady - 04 Jul 2011 21:15:20 (#10 of 1699)

Not really. There are a lot of smug people in public life who have quite good diction.

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 21:18:21 (#11 of 1699)

Anyone in mind, Rosy?

RosyLovelady - 04 Jul 2011 21:22:29 (#12 of 1699)

Hello, Tincs. Yes, the odious Osborne for one.

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 21:35:51 (#13 of 1699)

Oh yes, Rosy. Perfect example.

StripeyCat - 04 Jul 2011 21:37:08 (#14 of 1699)

Stripey, do you have internet at home?



Yes I do. I am talking to you on it now.

My home is not in that Britain that they have now though, so no bbc iplayer for me.

pampas - 04 Jul 2011 21:40:16 (#15 of 1699)

Hmmph, I didn't like all the first names only introdutions by Warwick.

tincatinca - 04 Jul 2011 21:42:56 (#16 of 1699)

Oh, I missed the introductions. First names only is a bit casual. But I'm still glad they won.

Francophile - 04 Jul 2011 21:54:38 (#17 of 1699)

Do you know a good proxy that hides your ip address, stripey? Does anyone else here?

PeeJay - 05 Jul 2011 19:34:25 (#18 of 1699)

Stripey,Find ExpatShield. I use it to watch iPlayer in France.

StripeyCat - 06 Jul 2011 11:26:16 (#19 of 1699)

I don't think the ExpatShield works with Macs does it?

PeeJay - 07 Jul 2011 21:13:32 (#20 of 1699)

Ah sorry, Stripey, you're right.However, I'm told by people who know these things that it is possible to boot into Windoze on a Mac.

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