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Teach hosts correct pronunciations

Recently, the words “merino” and “koolaburra “ were mispronounced by host for entire hour. Hard to watch.
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That host is hard to watch on any show. I still can't get over the mispronunciation of "figaro."

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Many hosts mispronounce things you would think someone would have coached them on before they go in the air.

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Be nice!

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Perhaps you can pronounce this -- Get a Life!

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@lucky-girl wrote:

Be nice!


@lucky-girl    You don't think we should have the expectation of a host being able to pronounce words commonly used in the industry in which she works?  I disagree.  QVC should be embarrassed. 

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The word that gets me every time by both host and/or vendor is "button"...amazing how many people are not aware there are 2 "t's" in the word "button"...I laugh every time I hear the pronunciation "bu..on"   where are the missing "t's"...?  Smiley LOLSmiley LOL

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@Kachina624 wrote:

 


@lucky-girl wrote:

Be nice!


@lucky-girl    You don't think we should have the expectation of a host being able to pronounce words commonly used in the industry in which she works?  I disagree.  QVC should be embarrassed. 


@Kachina624  Agree 100%...

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@ScarletDove wrote:

The word that gets me every time by both host and/or vendor is "button"...amazing how many people are not aware there are 2 "t's" in the word "button"...I laugh every time I hear the pronunciation "bu..on"   where are the missing "t's"...?  Smiley LOLSmiley LOL


I dislike that pronunciation as you cod. However I don't say "but-ton". That sounds weird. I say "butn" like most people I know 

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@Kachina624 wrote:

 


@lucky-girl wrote:

Be nice!


@lucky-girl    You don't think we should have the expectation of a host being able to pronounce words commonly used in the industry in which she works?  I disagree.  QVC should be embarrassed. 


I agree, at the very least the company name and product you are selling. It's called preparation for your job.