Rob sport

John Humphrys sees himself as a defender of the use of proper English. But I surely can’t be the only one to notice that he has a remarkable tendency to drop the use of full sentences altogether when he is presenting the Today programme? It seems particularly bad when he is introducing the sport.

“Seven twenty seven Rob sport.”

The amazing this is that you know exactly what he means, which I guess is the sign of a great broadcaster. But ever since I first noticed it, it has stuck out to me every single time.

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