In case anyone wants to accuse me of plagiarism, I borrowed the term, “Rant!”, from Rick Mercer.
“A” AS IN “HAY”
Dear Don Newman, chief political and special events broadcaster, CBC News:
The indefinite article, “a“, regardless of how George Bush says it, is NOT pronounced “a” as in “hay” or “eh” as in “Canadian, eh!”. It is pronounced “a” as in “bad“.
The word “about” is not pronounced “Eh-bout“, regardless of how Canadian you are.
Trying to emphasize a word by mispronouncing the “a” before it, such as in “eh dummy” or “eh moron” is incorrect and unacceptable.
Dear newscasters, radio hosts, news readers and all other professional voices:
Read the above and take it to heart.
WAKE UP WRITERS
How many times do I have to point out the mistake below?
If you do not know what it is, go watch television.
“Police had issued an alert asking for the public’s help to find Margaret Holmes, 71, who had gone missing around 9:30 Tuesday.
Star Staff, “Windsor police end search after senior returns home, The windsor Star, Wednesday, November 12, 2008.