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    AfterthoughT - I should just have put 'PS'

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    AfterthoughT - I should just have put 'PS'

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    You're probably right, as most of the times. Although I find AfterthoughTPS even harder to pronounce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    You're probably right, as most of the times. Although I find AfterthoughTPS even harder to pronounce!
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    Instead of 'afterthought', of course.

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    Default Re: ever been to my downstairs (audio)

    Back at the recording, I heard it live and it's just as unclear. So the problem is either a technical one (the BBC's fault) or just the way she talks. The speaker is 87, and has a distinctly upper-class accent. Also, she may be embarrassed by discussion of the Queen in the context of 'her downstairs loo', and when people are embarrassed their speech can speed up - to get over the 'obstacle'. (This was found in a study that ended up with the title The First Five Minutes - which set out to analyse a discussion but found there was so much to say that... (you can work out the rest .)

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