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No ‘uh’ on BBC

I note from Page 19 of yesterday’s Express the winners of the 2013 Caribbean Broadcasting Awards and note, not unsurprisingly, an absence of winners from Trinidad and Tobago.

Now I don’t claim to listen to all the radio stations, but I do shop around a bit for different programmes.

There is one singular trait in all the announcers, which is the frequent use of the non-word “uh”.

For example, “Let us look at, uh, the various uh fetes which take place, uh, tonight.”

Some of the announcers are worse than others, but you can bet your bottom dollar you will never hear “uh” on the BBC.

Roger Henderson

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