QUENTIN LETTS: His tweety-bow lips formed a lemon suck of disapproval | Mail OnlineJohn Major had trouble with 'want', Michael Howard could never say 'people'. Mr Osborne's problem word is 'worry' which comes out as 'warry'.
He said that 'millions of people are desperately warried' and no doubt they are - not least about his pronunciation.
Gordon Brown took a fearful bashing.
Hi! This is an excerpt from an article by Daily Mail's columnist. Could someone explain the background or connotations of the texts as below? (I know Major and Howard were former prime ministers)
Q1: John Major had trouble with 'want' - What does 'want' mean? Money?
Q2: Michael Howard could never say 'people'=?
Q3: Why did the columnist ridicule Osborne's accent? I don't believe every Briton speaks Queen's English. It is usual people speak with some accent more or less, isn't it? What does "no doubt they are" refer to?
Last edited by BobK; 30-Sep-2008 at 12:22. Reason: Added link
Thank you very much, BobK.