Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Most Annoying Presenters On BBC World Service

 

Bola Mosuro - It's not just the bloody lisp… but she has the most annoying way of presenting the news and is absolutely pathetic when it comes to an interview or asking questions. A horrible way to start the day. I find her so annoying, that if she is barking on the morning news, I promptly switch off the car radio.

Alan Kasujja - Nothing wrong with his voice. He just ticks me off when he tries to pry more answers / material from the on-the-scene reporter and in the process ALWAYS ends up asking some of the most idiotic questions.

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Tan Goek said...

I fully agree, while I can sympathise with a speech impediment, Bola Masuro not only has a lisp but also cannot pronounce her "r" properly. Besieging the Queen's English in a way I cannot understand how a service like the BBC can allow.

Jill Basten said...

Masuro and Kasuja are the two most irritating people on the BBC World Service. Kasuja cannot speak English properly. He gabbles his words like a turkey being strangled as if he's trying to get 500 words into one minute so much so that half the time I don't know what he is talking about. And his habit of laughing at his own non-existent jokes doesn't help either. His voice and diction are so appalling I now switch off when I hear his name. As to Masuro she is so self-satisfied about herself it is unbelievable. She asks someone a question and while they are trying to answer she is shouting over them. Her early morning Gweetings and grovelling manner
is also a turn off. Only Neil Innes is worth listening to.

L o r d R a j said...

I couldn't agree more!

Mike said...

"Gweetings" ha! Call it a lisp or call it baby talk, sometimes it's funny and most other times it's just irritating.

There's nothing like African English in all its many permutations to either infuriate or amuse.

Who was that wonder Nigerian woman talking about her football team not getting paid, yesterday's show. Jesus she was good. I've never heard anything quite like it. That accent and way of speaking could be bottled and sold it was so rich. I'd love to listen to more of it. Marcie? her name?

It's all so much richer in any case than the drivel and pap on U.S. radio.

I loved the interview with the astronaut tonight, talking about John Glenn. This fellow's entire commentary was one platitude after another. Totally brain dead.

I love the Beeb.

bibilovski said...

I actually contacted the BBC World Service about Alan Kasuja. His English is appalling. I wrote that "his English is extremely garbled, delivered at breakneck speed with stress place inappropriately and three of four words compressed into one. It is painful listening to him". I actually teach English as a second language (professionally qualified) and I rate him as a very poor speaker of the language. How did he get the job ? Neil Newnes on the other hand speaks beautiful English.

Unknown said...

You white morons, they both do an eminent job, I will bet that the above comments are from uk residents that never went to college and cannot tolerate accents.

L o r d R a j said...

@Unknown - Tolerating an accent is very different from being expected to tolerate incorrect language (any language, not just English), or improper use of phrases / words.

If you could trouble yourself to look beyond your own racist views, perhaps you too will be able to tell the difference.

Adewale Oluvoltron Kassim said...

Not about them being white,it's more about them being British.Most British people will complain about everything around them and when that's exhausted,they turn on themselves...ironically however,most of the people who would give honest and very sincere comments/criticism are also British so...I personally believe the BBC chooses all its people well and the only lisps that are heard are inside some people's heads.

L o r d R a j said...

@Adewale, If you did listen to Bola's presentation, you wouldn't have put up this comment. It doesn't require much of an effort to make out the lisps. It's too obvious to ignore.

Ama said...

Thank you. I, too, contacted the BBC about Kasujja. He's unintelligible, makes errors in his presentation, talks over guests, make the most inane comments and is generally a most unfortunate addition to the WS. I switch off when he comes on.

Awitong said...

I am Ugandan from where Alan Kassujja hails . I agree he is horrible. Forget about the accent it's just that he is not smooth . You can have an accent but still speak flawless as a Ugandan I can tell Kassujja is a victim of uganda n way of speaking . The baganda speak slow over emphasize consonants with lots of errs and umms.

L o r d R a j said...

@Awitong - Thank you very much for your comment and also for mentioning that you are from Uganda. As you can see from some previous comments, there are people who think / feel that we are just racists or white supremacist(s).

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