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Research Error in tonights recording - London Studio

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69655.  Fri May 12, 2006 7:00 pm Reply with quote

I regret to say there was a error tonight at the recording at the London studios. Stephen Fry said that in a law case that the "v" is not announced in the instance of say R v. Edwards. Instead he said it was read as "R an Edwards" (or something akin!), basically the "v" is replaced with the word "an". However, this is infact only partly correct. In criminal cases the "v" is still said, it is only in civil cases that the "v" is said as "an".

I was unable to speak with anyone and inform them of my concern, I hope this can be sorted out?

69658.  Fri May 12, 2006 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for the warning, which is noted.

Not so much a research error as an off-the-cuff comment by Stephen, who we'll be suing. (Not really)

I think he said "and", BTW.

69664.  Fri May 12, 2006 10:19 pm Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
I think he said "and", BTW.

I think so too :-D

69745.  Sat May 13, 2006 3:35 pm Reply with quote

He probably did, but I was at the back of the audience. It was a lot of fun on Friday, my first time.


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