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Mispronouncing Words: discussion copied from Jeremy Paxman discussion page[edit]

In the edit at 12:44, 12 June 2006, RupertMillard removed:

"as well as a propensity for mispronouncing words."

from the description of paxman's presentation of university challenge.

It was previously removed on 21:40, 21 February 2006 by Martin S Taylor and replaced a day later by Flapdragon, who originally addded it at 20:20, 26 January 2005.

Paxman DOES mispronounce word which are critical to the understanding of the question on a fairly regular basis. (eg: this week he pronounced Adonis as "ah-dough-nis"). This was pointed out to me by a friend and it has bugged me ever since.TomViza 11:35, 27 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I thought it was pronounced "ah-dough-nis" (or perhaps "uh-doe-nis") (let's say, "Adōnis"). What is it? "Uh-don-is"? This is as in Lord Adonis? I think he is called "Adōnis". Unless I am mistaken the Greek is Αδωνις, which does indeed have a long "ō" sound. So I think Paxman is correct. Other opinions are welcome.--Oxonian2006 11:07, 15 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, --AlexanderLondon 12:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

factory farming[edit]

Actually, factory farming/industrial agriculture is about profit at the level of the individual farm owner level; but you are right that at the level of society/nation/industry it is about increased production. See Challenges and issues of industrial agriculture. WAS 4.250 16:32, 23 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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