Letter: In Brief

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Sir: Newcastle is a lot in the news these days. But why have broadcasters started to pronounce it "Noo-cassle" with stress on the second syllable? This might be the way the natives pronounce it, but even Geordies would regard it as plain affectation to say "Pa-ree" or "Mee-lah-noh" when perfectly good Received Pronunciation alternatives exist.

MAX BERAN

Didcot,

Oxfordshire

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