callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Speak more clearly! The world of mondegreens

I have just been listening to the Radio 4 six o'clock news. I spent some time wondering why on earth or indeed, how, people would steal badgers. Then I realised the badly spoken reporter was talking about badges, as in stealing people's disability badges out of cars. Why people complain about the lovely Jamaican accent of Neil Nunes I can't imagine, because I never have the slightest difficulty understanding him.
Tags: mondegreens, radio 4, speaking recognisable english
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