Yes, that’s right, new-clear. Say nukular and I may have to slap you.

It seems the Republicans have been listening to my rants every time Wubble U mispronounces nuclear. From the transcript of Palin’s acceptance speech-

Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more new-clear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources.

I heard a BBC continuity announcer say nukular the other night. There was some choice language aimed at the television.

[I still don’t think nuclear is any sort of answer- too long to build, far more expensive in the long run than they promise and just another example of governments thinking big when they should just be thinking- but correct pronunciation of the word is a matter of principle.]

via Talking Points Memo


One Response to Yes, that’s right, new-clear. Say nukular and I may have to slap you.

  1. Oh dear lord that gets my goat too!
    An establishment such as the BBC should really be setting an example when it comes to things like this. Unfortunately standards are slipping, and it’s evident.