Thursday, September 15, 2011

Forgetting that the youn'uns don't know

So, I had WOAI-TV on the kitchen television while I was preparing dinner tonight, just letting it play in the background and listening to the news. And I heard Elsa Ramon reading off a story about how White House party-crasher and reality star Michaele Salahi has just left her husband for guitarist Neal Schon.

Except she pronounced it "SKAWN".

Wow. Am I that old, or is Ms. Ramon just that young that she has never heard of Neal Schon? Or is it both? Heck, I wonder if she's even heard of Journey.


Dave said...

I have never been in the TV news business, but I just always assumed that names of people and foreign cities had some sort of pronunciation hint on the TelePrompter so news readers could sound like they knew what they were talking about. Oh well.

Ms. Ramon may be too young for Journey, but she sure looks mighty good in front of the camera.

Albatross said...

Excellent point, Dave. Excellent point.