How do inner city lovies spell profligate

How do inner city lovies spell profligate?

Aye Bee Cee.

It’s clearly not enough that the ABC indulges itself with the “mash ups” by Huw Parkinson, which somehow miraculously never seem to target Labor, Green or other progressive politicians, but if this is not the cherry on top.

According to Patricia Karvelas speaking on ABC Radio National:

The ABC’s own Tiger Wedd, he has such a fabulous name that guy, has a very interesting job. He’s a digital producer and he’s in charge of the the organisations pronunciation database.

Yep.  The ABC employs a person whose job it is to ensure compliance with the ABC pronunciation code.  Oh and not just the salary, but the IT and other resources to maintain the ABC Pronunciation Database.

Ain’t spending other people’s money a treat.

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14 Responses to How do inner city lovies spell profligate

  1. Confused Old Misfit

    Back in the day, well before the dawn of recorded history, when I worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Senior Announcer was the repository of that sort of thing.
    Along with his regular duties he was expected to monitor and mentor younger aspirants and to guide them in the proper use and pronunciation of the English language.
    A Mid-Atlantic accent was the standard. None of this regional nonsense, thank you very much!

  2. I thought only SBS needed one of those.

  3. Christian Kerr

    Only one? Pronunciations used to be determined by SCOSE, the Standing Committee on Spoken English.

  4. stackja

    Jim Dibble pronounced correctly. Today DEF.

  5. Shelley

    Yep they love OPM.

    PK (as she loves to refer to herself) is a rather sanctimonious pain, only marginally better than Waleed Aly who she replaced. One afternoon last year she introduced someone to talk about a relaunch of the popular Womens Weekly Childrens Birthday Cake book. A fairly benign topic one would think, but no PK had to whine that being from a migrant background in the 80s when the book was first released, she and her family were somehow left out/cut out from this part of the culture. WTF?

  6. feelthebern

    Then why do they still say “hyper-bowl” ?

  7. PK had to whine that being from a migrant background in the 80s when the book was first released, she and her family were somehow left out/cut out from this part of the culture.

    My family immigrated here in the 50s and no one ever complained about being left out/cut out, you did what Australians did and became Australian. I wonder how she would feel is she came here in the 50s? Where did she come from anyway?

  8. Wanker – dick puller
    Malaka – same as wanker but pronounced in Greek (examples – Karavelas, Nick Xenophon, Sam Dastyari, Malcolm Turnbull, Phillip Adams etc., etc., etc. ………..)

  9. Leo G

    ABC pronunciation needs a program of lip spreading, tongue flattening, and glottal stopping.
    Imagine the ABC staff ‘uh-oh’s over compulsory glottal stopping.

  10. Des Deskperson

    “The ABC’s own Tiger Wedd, he has such a fabulous name that guy, has a very interesting job. He’s a digital producer and he’s in charge of the the organisations pronunciation database.”

    Dunno what a digital producer actually does, but if he’s in charge of something and important enough for PK to deign to mention him, then he is probably at least a Senior Producer, which would make him a band 7 in terms of ABC salary rates:. annual band 7 salary from 1 July 2017: $97,643.

    I wonder if he is any relation to Monty Wedd, who used to draw bushranger comics for the Sunday Telegraph?

  11. True Aussie

    Defund the ABC, deport Waleed and PK and the rest back to their native countries. Problem solved.

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  13. Tator

    John L,
    having just seen the new Thor movie, instantly reminded me of this scene Thors hammer

    BTW the rock guy Korg, is voiced by the director of the movie, who is a kiwi.

  14. H B Bear

    And yet as soon as a budget cut is even mentioned it is always Peppa Pig who is gonna cop it in the neck.

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