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Your, The !

(56 Posts)
Bridgeit Wed 29-Aug-18 08:38:51

I dislike the new trend for Newsreaders using the term Your instead of The, ie

‘ Now it’s time for your weather, your local news etc’

What happened to The weather, The local news,
The topic , etc
Why does it even bother me ? Perhaps I should ‘Own it’
Am I the ‘only one’ ?

Teetime Wed 29-Aug-18 08:55:07

mmmm hadn't thought but now you come to mention it.

Anniebach Wed 29-Aug-18 08:56:25

The news is the main countrywide news, your news is news for different parts of the U.K.

janeainsworth Wed 29-Aug-18 09:10:06

* Bridgeit*
Yes it’s annoying.
I think it’s a ploy to stir up faux loyalty to the organisation.
Like all that ‘Your M&S’ from Marks & Spencer.
No! I don’t want a Marks and Spencer!
To paraphrase Virginia Ironside.

Bridgeit Wed 29-Aug-18 09:11:07

Yes I thought that Annibach, but they use to say
Here is The News for your area etc,
I am Just being a pedantic old fuddy-duddy?

Bridgeit Wed 29-Aug-18 09:16:00

Yes I think you are right about that Janeainsworth, it makes me want to go somewhere else , that isn’t ‘mine’

Anniebach Wed 29-Aug-18 09:18:37

I hadn’t noticed the change Bridgeit, now I will be listening for it ?

Bridgeit Wed 29-Aug-18 09:20:45

I hope it annoys you too Annibach. In the nicest possible way of course?

yggdrasil Wed 29-Aug-18 09:30:09

I usually hear "And now here is the news where you are" from both BBC and ITV

Grammaretto Wed 29-Aug-18 09:40:20

I think It's time to graduate to Pedant's Corner!
I heard a BBC reporter honing in on something today rather than homing in.
It bothered me enough that I googled the 2 words and to my surprise, its now common usage for both to be ok.
Maybe it's my weather after all!

KatyK Wed 29-Aug-18 09:48:41

When M&S first started using 'your', I thought it was brilliant. After all if it was mine, I could help myself. Surely I wouldn't have to pay for what was mine? smile

Anniebach Wed 29-Aug-18 10:09:12

Why does the use of words never bother me, with the exception of certain swear words ,

Bluegal Wed 29-Aug-18 10:49:28

They used to say "here is the news, wherever you are". I think they must think its more intimate saying "here is YOUR news" like we may feel they are just talking to us alone? ha ha ha... Either way it doesn't really bother me a jot....I just want to find out what the weather could be like in my area and even then, they get it wrong smile

pensionpat Wed 29-Aug-18 12:05:40

I have a weather app on my phone which should state my address at the top of the screen. But sometimes the address is my neighbours, or even the next road. My weather? I don't think so!

sodapop Wed 29-Aug-18 13:09:03

We all have our idiosyncrasies Anniebach for some of us its pedantry. Others don't care about that. Different strokes for different folks.

Jane10 Wed 29-Aug-18 13:21:20

Well its better than the constant 'for me' about any request for action.

PECS Wed 29-Aug-18 13:47:22

It will be some pseudo mumbo jumbo psychology about making it feel personal /brand loyalty etc etc. It is annoying!

Day6 Wed 29-Aug-18 13:56:06

Watch any show about buying houses, either at home or abroad, and the presenter always says "And here is your patio, here is your master bedroom," etc.

And when did we start calling the biggest bedroom the master bedroom? Another Americanism. I have heard estate agents call the en-suite the "master bathroom". Ugh! I do get cross, and yes, it's pedantry, but people will keep getting it wrong unless we point it out. wink

Day6 Wed 29-Aug-18 14:00:04

OH! I mean programme not 'show'! I keep hearing people on TV referring to shows. Worrying that it's wormed its way in to my writing!! shock

NanKate Wed 29-Aug-18 14:23:52

There is a light hearted call in programme on local radio. The presenter often says at the end of the call ‘speak to you later’ when he as no intention of doing this. It really images me.

NanKate Wed 29-Aug-18 14:25:15

Bloomin predictive text, irritates not images ?

OldMeg Wed 29-Aug-18 14:35:20

Couldn’t care less! I think some people don’t have enough to worry about if little things like this irritate them.

Get a life!

Bridgeit Wed 29-Aug-18 14:42:05

We have it’s callec Gransnet!

OldMeg Wed 29-Aug-18 14:50:09

Well there’s no answer to that ???

OldMeg Wed 29-Aug-18 14:52:01

Or at least no polite answer!