I was amused by one of the letters in today’s Times concerning some tricky pronunciation (sent in by Mr Antony Edmonds of Hampshire). This is it:
Sir, like many Englishmen, I study the Scottish second division football results for one reason only – to see if East Fife played Forfar, and if so, what the score was.
The holy grail, of course, is Forfar 4, East Fife 5. The closest to this that has ever been achieved is Forfar 5, East Fife 4, on April 22, 1964.
However, last Saturday’s result – East Fife 4, Forfar 3 – did give us ‘Forfar Fifers’ the opportunity for some minor celebration.
Pity the poor football scores announcer who has to read out the results!