Just finished watching National Nine News with Brett McLeod and I find myself disgusted that neither he or the Channel Nine reporter can pronounce the name of Lord Mayoral candidate Catherine Ng. It is NOT pronounce Catherine EN JEE, but Ng, like at the end of words like thing, sing or wing. It ain’t that hard, especially if you have been taught phonics. It’s a bit like how the women’s magazines (sigh) also write Zhang Ziyi’s name as Ziyi Zhang. It’s not rocket science and the inability to do so just reeks of cultural ignorance.

The sad thing is that I respect Brett as a reporter and think that he is usually much better than this.

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