Audio Phonetic Perception

I saw on the BBC website that Elon Musk was,
Asked about the decision to add a label to the BBC’s main Twitter account describing it as “government funded media”, Mr Musk said: “I know the BBC is generally not thrilled about being labelled state media.”

Having listened to Maajid Nawaz’s concerns about Musk interfering with Substack…

… I thought, huh-oh, Musk is pandering to legacy media doctrine, but then heard this conversation on Twitter:

The BBC reporter was cornered and shown for the inadequate and duplicitous journalist he is.

Words. It’s interesting how they are used to cause, incite and pretend offence. If more just ceased being a victim to audio phonetics, society could be the healthier for it.

Take the word Golliwog.
‘One theory of the origin of the name “Golliwogg” says that while British soldiers held Egypt in the second half of the 19th century they had Egyptian laborers that worked for them. Workers wore insignia W.O.G.S. on their armbands which meant “Working on Government Service”. British troops spoke of them as “ghouls” – which is an Arabic word for a desert ghost. Egyptian children played with black dolls which they would sometimes give to British soldiers or they would buy dolls from children. That dolls were later called “Ghuliwogs” and later “Golliwogg”. How much truth is in this theory – it is not known.’




10 Responses to “Audio Phonetic Perception”

  1. Tapestry says:

    Deep state media.

  2. pete fairhurst 2 says:

    Musk says that covid is “over” and calls out the beeb for failure to inform about masks and vaxx adverse effects

    That’s interesting, he’s definitely a deep state agent himself, so does that indicate that the finger of blame is now in play? Feels like that to me, rats and sinking ships etc

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Gates, Fauci, Ferguson, Vallance, Whitty and Handjob are top of my hit list. As Alex Krainer says, hanging is too good for them. Life imprisonments and confiscation of all their families financial assets would be far far better

      Let them rot in a dungeon somewhere until they pass. The Empire has some state of the art torture dungeons, they should be able to sort this. Fat chance

  3. NPP says:

    Re: Musk says that covid is “over” and calls out the beeb for failure to inform about masks and vaxx adverse effects

    Exactly. Take wins as they come.

    Alex Krainer is such a positive chap. ‘We’ve won!’

    Not read this yet. Just landed in my inbox & having my lunch.
    When Clayton ‘interviewed’ Musk

  4. pete fairhurst 2 says:

    An excellent summary Ned. He nails the BBC for what it really is

    These BBC types really do take the biscuit don’t they. Musk showed quite clearly how they are frauds, Clayton was unable to substantiate any “hate” speech in any way whatsoever. As Mr Peel says, the interview destroys the BBC’s credibility in a few short minutes. Good job Clayton!

  5. ian says:

    I feel that he likely only nipped at the Beeb, because the stupid interviewer was nipping at his Twitter, is it that’s his, calling it out for racism without evidence. Normally dealing with the public, evidence isn’t needed, but the clown now realises that that’s only because they have no voice.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Maybe so Ian, I don’t suppose that it was a planned event

      My son in law just told me that the unedited version was broadcast on radio 5 live this afternoon, which did surprise me. Probably a good tactic by the BBC, to try to make the interviewer Clayton look stupid, rather than the BBC itself

      But as Neds link shows then, it does undermine the BBC. If you are paying attention and you understand the wider picture that is

      Anything that undermines these gilded, high handed, morons at the beeb is good for me

  6. NPP says:

    Elon Musk, who makes what appear to be ridiculous electric cars, is the son of ‘technocratic’ parents & seems to benefit from state subsidised $multi-billion funding, is over weight and in dire need of some sunshine.

    However, Twitter is better than before, which is not difficult, and has just shown the BBC up for the plonkers they are. Celebrate the positive!

    Bring back the endangered Golliwog!

    P.S. I have an Al Jolson CD in my petrol car & I love it.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Agreed Ned

      A large part of Musk’s [no doubt massively overstated] wealth originates in government subsidy. Tesla via direct government subsidy per car manufactured. And the ridiculous SpaceX too, it is funded directly isn’t it

      In fact, why the need for SpaceX at all? It ALL used to be done direct via NASA didn’t it, so why does SpaceX exist at all? Most probably the usual neoliberal “privatisation”. That is, as cover for even more profitable dips into the state Treasury by the favoured corporations. Who effectively own governments in practice

      Anyone who thinks that those SpaceX’s rockets landing on platforms on the sea are real events needs to learn a bit of basic physics. The videos of those landing rockets are simply pathetic, they can only be CGI. In the real world such a feat is impossible because his rockets lack the essential stabilization elements. They would spin out of control and crash pdq. Multiple stabilization systems are required, which Musk’s rockets lack entirely