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Old 10-22-2010, 01:03 PM
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NPR listeners, anyone else love how Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says Dakar?

Any NPR listeners out there notice this: when NPR correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is reporting from Dakar, she doesn't just end her piece with - "Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, reporting from Dakar." No it's, "Ofeibea Quist-Arcton DakAAAAAAAAr! "

Is it just me? I love how she says it. I know it's her Ghana roots coming out in her accent, but it usually comes out loud and in force, sometimes her endings are more powerful than her story's - but I love it!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:00 PM
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I usually say it along with her: DakAAAAAAAAr!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:06 PM
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I usually say it along with her: DakAAAAAAAAr!
Oh yeah, when my wife and I are listening in the car we chime in in unison.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:08 PM
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Awesome.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:32 PM
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It's kinda disappointing when she reports from another African city. I miss her usual sign off.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:23 PM
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Great journalist, wonderful voice, lovely name, and Dakaaaaaaaaar. One of my favorites.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:15 PM
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I think I heard her this morning. DaKAAAAAAAR!

ETA: Holy mackerel, that was Tuesday. Time flies.

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Old 10-22-2010, 09:52 PM
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It bugs me the way she says it, for some reason. I wonder if it's a dialectical thing, like the way some Spanish-speakers draw out the end of sentences, or like 'Valley girls' turn every sentence into a question; or if 'Dakar' is supposed to be drawn out like that.

Speaking of NPR, what's Cloudy O'Sanchez up to nowadays?

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Old 10-23-2010, 12:04 AM
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Yes! something wonderfully throaty and emphatic about it.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:41 PM
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I wait for it EVERY time!
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:21 AM
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Egad! there's a face made for radio.

Also, I've never seen her name in print before.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:43 AM
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We have some good ones from correspondents who show up on CBC News:

(impressively clenched British accent) "For CBC News, this is Sabina Castelfranco in Reuhm."
(extremely staccato busy-reporter cadence) "Foahr CBC News, this is Steve Futterman in Loahs Anjeliss."

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Old 10-24-2010, 03:35 PM
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I listened to a clip on NPR.org because i don't recall ever having heard her before. She says it just a bit differently in the body of the story than in the sign-off. But it is still distinct.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:51 PM
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Wonder how she'd sound reporting on the last words of Joseph of Aramethia.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:53 PM
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I was reading a book earlier today that mention Drakkar Noir. I heard it in a different voice than usual. DraKKAAAAAAAR!
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:24 AM
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I'm so glad you posted her names. Because for the life of me, I couldn't even begin to conjure up a spelling for any of them.

And put me down as another who loves how she says "Dakaaar!" My mind will often pick up random words and phrases and repeat them a bazillion times in my head, and that one has gotten thrown in the wash a couple of times. I know it should be annoying, but it isn't.

I think the correspondants should all have little voice trademarks like that.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:16 AM
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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Holistically I can read it, but each letter looks so wrong.

but yeah --- DAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR. Maybe she should be the honorary president of TLAPD.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:45 AM
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Oh yeah, count me as a DakAAAAR nut.

And I love hearing her pronounce her name as much as I enjoying hearing Sylvia Poggioli pronounce hers...is it "Sil-vya PO-ZHO-li"?

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Old 10-25-2010, 09:36 AM
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It's very cool.

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as much as I enjoying hearing Sylvia Poggioli pronounce hers...is it "Sil-vya PO-ZHO-li"?
I think she pronounces it closer to standard pronunciation with a geminated "j" /dʒ/ -- /podʒ: o:li/ (po-jjo-lee)

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:57 PM
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another great radio name

Damien Grammaticus! Who calls their baby boy Damien Grammaticus?! - but it's a great sounding name I think...
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:38 PM
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ofeibea quist-arcton

Me too! I say it too when she says it. every time. I like her reports too. I think she must get flack for being less than droneful, and you can tell by her tone that she really does not like doing the fluff pieces. i can see her REALLY wanting to lay into the international community for not rallying to eradicate ebola more forcefully. finally ~ da-KAA ! Yessssss.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:27 PM
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NPR listeners, anyone else love how Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says Dakar?

Dakaaaaaaarrrrr!!!

Hey, I posted in this thread four years ago.

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:31 PM
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Lately, she has been reporting from Acraaaaaaaa
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM
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Ofebia, the way she says "Dakar," and other relevant stuff was discussed in this thread in May 2013 about great NPR reporter names.

The BEST thing, however, was
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In The Atlantic online: "Why Do NPR Reporters Have Such Great Names?" Do you suppose they got the idea from us? (I think there was another SDMB thread on NPR names, but I didn't search for it.)

ETA. They DID get the idea from here. The article links to this thread. Cool.
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