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Oh No #9


It’s a fascinating fact that Basque people don’t pronounce their f’s. As I was ordering what turned out to be two formidable côte de bœufs I was pedantically corrected as only the French can do; "There’s no emphasis on the ‘f’ monsieur - it’s just ‘berrr’ - côtes de berrr. Just like œufs are ‘err."
While on the subject I was fascinated to discover that Michael Fish, he who omitted his ‘f’ in fog, had a little known Basque heritage and it’s said didn’t give an ‘art or an ‘uck about his on screen moment - after all who would remember him otherwise?

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