Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Memo to TV reporters: STOP SAYING 'TAKE A LISTEN.'

Note to TV anchors and reporters: Please stop saying "Take A Listen." Try "Listen to this," or "watch this," or even just "listen." I don't want to "take" a listen. I wouldn't know what to do with it if I took it. I don't even know what a listen is.

Even Greta Van Susteren, one of those very anchors, agrees.

It's bad enough that I watch too much over hyped, often boring, superficial cable news (at least I gave up watching local TV news programs when I could get the weather update from the Internet), but if I hear one more smiling, handsome TV reporter introduce a sound bite by saying "Take a Listen," I will take my leave and watch something else.

File this under pet peeves.