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Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed........

(21 Posts)
phoenix Thu 20-Jun-19 18:15:30

That on Radio 4 everyone seems to be taking great care to (over?) pronounce the "H" in Jeremy Hunts name? wink

Gonegirl Thu 20-Jun-19 18:19:10

grin I wonder why.

BBbevan Thu 20-Jun-19 18:25:19

I knew a child called Brooke Hunt!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 20-Jun-19 18:26:50

After Victoria Derbyshire accidentally(?) called him Jeremy C* I expect they are all careful not to repeat her mistake (?)

Glammy57 Thu 20-Jun-19 18:29:16


KatyK Thu 20-Jun-19 18:36:30

Poor Victoria. How awful for her.

crystaltipps Thu 20-Jun-19 18:39:42

I think it was James Naughtie (?) on radio 4. I now notice Nick Ferrari on LBC really stressing the H.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 20-Jun-19 18:42:21

If you search VictoriaDerbyshireJeremyHunt it is easy to find on Google.

EllanVannin Thu 20-Jun-19 18:43:09

I feel sorry for his son Jack !!

phoenix Thu 20-Jun-19 19:08:06

Yes, I well remember the James Naughtie (sp?) incident!

We have someone coming to join a year long course in September, he has been before on a short course, and on that occasion I asked him how he would like to be addressed.

His name is Michael Hunt. blush

For the duration of his stay, we called him by his full Christian name! grin

Iam64 Thu 20-Jun-19 19:15:32

It was James Naughtie the first time, it's become a regular 'mistake' and recently Victoria Derbyshire had a slip of the tongue.
I can't imagine how that could happen....

loopyloo Thu 20-Jun-19 19:39:59

Apparently, he was used to it at school.

Bathsheba Thu 20-Jun-19 19:46:38

It wasn't just Victoria Derbyshire and James Naughtie....

that's not my name

Jane43 Fri 21-Jun-19 12:46:11

A boy in my husband’s class at school was named Isaac Hunt. ?

GrannyGravy13 Fri 21-Jun-19 12:53:21

Jane43 perhaps his parents didn't like him ????

lemongrove Fri 21-Jun-19 12:59:28

I wonder why anyone confuses h for c, it must be that they use the c word often themselves I think.?

ninathenana Fri 21-Jun-19 13:39:19

phoenix DD was at school with a Michael Hunt.
Being teenagers they made a point of shortening his first name grin

ninathenana Fri 21-Jun-19 13:41:37


Isaac grin that's worse than Michael

grannyticktock Fri 21-Jun-19 13:50:38

With JH, the original slip was a spoonerism: he meant to say Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, and got those two middle words twisted. Easily done, especially if, in the back of your brain, there are echoes of a word you know you simply MUST NOT say! From that day on, the BBC reversed this form of address and said, "Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt", which made such mistakes less likely.

Day6 Fri 21-Jun-19 14:20:05

I used to know a Wayne Shanks. More than one teacher called him Shane W----s by mistake.

My ex husband had a friend called Richard Hunt, born to a French mother, living in England. He was known in laddish circles as Monsieur Dick-Hunt. shock

lemongrove Fri 21-Jun-19 16:47:30

grin Day6......excruciating, and much like me once trying to explain to American friends what spotted dick was in a restaurant.