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JennieG BS: Language Pet Peeves (1808* d) RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves 19 Dec 20

Several TV presenters here add an extra syllable to words so that 'three' becomes 'the-ree', 'threat' becomes 'the-reat', etc.

It is annoying and irritating. Perhaps it's done for emphasis, but it just sounds sloppy to me. It's mostly done by women, but the occasional bloke has a go too.

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