The Annoying Pause

October 30, 2020

I am becoming ever more irritated with newsreaders (especially) who add a pause before the final couple of words in each sentence. If the final phrase had some special meaning then perhaps it might be OK. But usually it is just the end of a sentence — nothing special — and it is used as some kind of effect.

I suppose they are taught this in broadcasting school, and I am noticing it more frequently these days with younger anchors. Scott Roberts on CTV News is a prime example of a pauser.

It really annoys me.

Night Music: Young, Dumb and Broke

October 30, 2020

GWAC Meeting

October 30, 2020

Next Monday evening is GWAC’s monthly meeting for November. It is a ZOOM meeting (so safe “to gather”) and I hope you will enjoy the topic and the discussion.

Grandview 30th October 1920

October 30, 2020
Vancouver World, 19201030, p.7

All previous Grandview 1920 clippings.