NPR Silliness

The other day on NPR, they were doing a story about a real-estate bubble bursting in a foreign country (probably somehow still Bush's fault), and interviewed a guy named Martinez.

The reporter did the sensitive-worldly-NPR-correspondent thing and Latined up the "t" and rolled the "r", so the name came out "Marrrdtineyz".

The thing is, the foreign country in question is Spain, so the "z" should sound like the "th" in "speech therapy", not like the "z" in "fuzzy-headed liberal": "Marrrdtineth". Dumbass.

1 comment:

Mike said...

You assume that all Spaniards speak with the Castilian Lisp?.