Wednesday, October 06, 2010

What is Auntie coming to?

A reporter on the BBC News at Ten just referred to someone as 'this bloke'. This bloke?!

Alvar Lidell would turn in his grave.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Who is Alvar Lidell??

nick said...

Presumably this bloke wot'd totalled 'is motor?

Alvar Lidell is of course a small island off the Shetlands. Population nine people and 23 sheep.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Nonsense Nick,
'Bloke' is again a municipality in Slovenia, re-established as an independent municipality in 1998.

Alvar Lidell was a BBC announcer who focussed on pronunciation and phrasing. He announce Edward's abdication and the declaration of war with German amongst other things.
He was also at Bletchlwy Park (cracking the Enigma codes) in 1943, as was Ian Fleming (author of the James Bond books).