Monday, 15 July 2013

Short List

Famous people called "Roy" who pronounce(d) "r" as "w".

7 comments:

DBC Reed said...

Woy Hattersley:
Woy Jenkins (perhaps a bit before your time but a master!)

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, are you sure about Hattersley? His problem is spraying spit when he talks, isn't it?

Jenkins is obviously one of them though (Gang of Four etc, I remember him well). Fascinating fact - Jenkins was a code breaker at Bletchley Park.

Lola said...

Bwian Fewwie?
That bloke who got told off by the BBC for being ruse who's name escapes me.

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, seriously, was the lead singer of Roxy Music called "Roy"?

Will Williams said...

"I thought you were taking Marquand with you."
Heckling Roy Jenkins in 1976 when, during his farewell speech to the Parliamentary Labour Party before leaving to become President of the European Commission, he said: "I leave this party without rancour". Jenkins, who famously pronounced his Rs like Ws, left the Commons at the same time as David Marquand, the MP for Ashfield and a close ally of Jenkins.Wikiquotes

Will Williams said...

Dennis Skinner

Mark Wadsworth said...

Will, thanks for the anecdote, but again, I must seriously ask, is Dennis Skinner called "Roy"?