• Emilce Sandra Rees

The mysterious case of the "racist" unflattened diphthong

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

"Corbyn made Epstein sound more Jewish" says Metro (21.11.19) by pronouncing his name "epsh-tine" and not "ep-steen". An English comedian said that "every Jew noticed". Presumably Brian Epstein /ain/ was mispronouncing his surname all along, or is this a transatlantic Jewish problem ? It's Frankensteen not Frankenstein - but is it really ?

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