[FoRK] FoRK Digest, Vol 107, Issue 15

Dave Long dave.long at bluewin.ch
Fri Aug 17 14:08:58 PDT 2012

> There was little to distinguish the language in the [.ca] news  
> program from the two American "interview" programs that preceded it.

Having distinctly noticed this when visiting the UK after the  
relative peace of french/german swiss news, I'm guessing either it's  
simply an anglophone habit, or that annoying "breathless" tone is  
something I'm fortunately not yet culturally fluent enough to pick up  


(apparently, back in those early misguided days before broadcasters  
realized that news programs --in fact, all programs-- exist solely to  
keep the audience tuned in between commercial spots, the BBC  
newscaster would read the day's news and finish out the timeslot by  
putting on a record; slow news days simply meant more music)

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