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frustrating radio [Feb. 23rd, 2005|08:36 am]
[Current Mood |irritatedirritated]
[Current Music |NPR - "Morning Edition"]

So I drove to work this morning, listening to NPR as I usually do, and the following two things irritated me to the point of coming here and posting about them:

- There was a story on how Thai officials are trying to stop the bird flu from spreading by killing infected chickens and animals near them, etc. But the story was really about how the people who owned cock-fighters were complaining about the new restrictions. A little perspective would maybe help here - if the bird flu gets into humans and mutates into a virulent strain it could kill millions upon millions of people. Yikes! The most frustrating part was the guy who talked about the restriction that they're considering to only let chickens be raised in enclosed pens (to limit contact with other animals) - the guy went on about how to be a good fighter, they need to be raised as if in the wild. I can't even come up with an analogy to illustrate how ridiculous this is.

- There was a traffic accident at Guadalupe street downtown, which they pronounced as "Gwada-loop". Dang it, it's "Gwada-loo-pay"! This one bothers me whenever I hear it. Grr!

[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2005-02-23 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, anywhere else in the world the proper pronunciation would be "gwada-loo-pay", but I have learned that here it's "gwada-loop". Always. For the same reason as Burnet is "BURN-it" rather than "bur-NET", which is to say none at all except that Texans are wonky.
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