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 ?