Thursday, February 07, 2008

Make Your Mind Up!

So how are we supposed to pronounce this guy's name? Even the various employees of the mighty BBC seem unsure. In one day of listening to radio and TV I variously heard:-

B'rack O'Barmer

B'rack Obermarr

Barrack O'Barmer

Barrack Obermarr


The different versions were not from people with regional accents or from people being voxpopped in the streets. These were all from native Brits. - BBC reporters whose normal accent was pretty much standard English.


Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Obamer bin Barrack?

King of Scurf said...

Not just a visit, but comments as well from the delightful Mermaid of Moorgate. Welcome. If anyone else stops by you should visit her blog - it's an absolute hoot.

Wingeing pom said...

It should be Obamba... accompanied by a fine latino beat