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.


  1. It is ridiculous that people who are suppose to be "Educated" are murdering our English language. Most people hear it on TV, and they think that it is correct. This is pathetic! Clean up your act.

  2. If those reporters can not speak grammatically correct English, show them the door. We do not need any more ignorant people in this country, especially ones who work in the media.

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