The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™
Hi,

A very warm welcome to The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™ forum.

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and start chatting with us!

Enjoy your day,

Jill Havern
Forum owner

SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

Post by Guest on 06.07.13 21:58

I think that most of us will agree with the glorious Mr Birch for once, even if not for the reasons he has.

Strange word "tike" to describe Madeleine. I had to look it up; one meaning is a young child but it also means "low, contemptible fellow"!

Also, referring to Madeleine on several occasions as "McCann" is just plain rude; I wouldn't even address her parents like that.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

Post by lj on 07.07.13 1:54

No Fate Worse Than De'Ath wrote:I think that most of us will agree with the glorious Mr Birch for once, even if not for the reasons he has.

Strange word "tike" to describe Madeleine. I had to look it up; one meaning is a young child but it also means "low, contemptible fellow"!

Also, referring to Madeleine on several occasions as "McCann" is just plain rude; I wouldn't even address her parents like that.

Hi NFWTD, that's funny. This week I had a long discussion with US journalist about this use of the last name. I had to verify an article, meant for the US market. I also thought it was very disrespectful, but I was told that if you did not do it that way it would look unprofessional"! Well, I guess our European mores are outdated, or maybe we are.

The word tike is indeed used in some parts of the US for a young child, about the same as toddler.

So maybe Mr Birch has picked up some American habits.

____________________
"And if Madeleine had hurt herself inside the apartment, why would that be our fault?"  Gerry

http://pjga.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

http://whatreallyhappenedtomadeleinemccann.blogspot.co.uk/

lj

Posts : 3274
Reputation : 148
Join date : 2009-12-01

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

Post by bristow on 07.07.13 2:12

My Welsh Grandmother referred to my brother and I as tykes.

bristow

Posts : 823
Reputation : 7
Join date : 2011-11-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

Post by Guest on 07.07.13 8:26

Tike is also used in Yorkshire for a young child, although it's very rare you hear it now a days.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: SY Investigation slammed by Stephen Birch as a cover up

Post by Guest on 07.07.13 8:47

It wasn't Stephen Birch who used the word tike or referred to Madeleine by her surname but the journalist at the Huffington Post.

In my secondary school days many years ago, the boys were called by their surnames and the girls by their first names. Even then, the rudeness of it (not to mention the inequality) made me cringe.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum