Thursday, 18th February 2016

by Joshua Gaskell

When reporting on the EU renegotiation and Donald Tusk, some news readers say /tʌsk/ as in busk and some say /tʊsk/ as in brusque. I imagine David Cameron renders it more like tsk (/ʇ/), the alveolar click formed by suction and expressing commiseration, disapproval, or irritation.