Pronounciation of "X" in the beginning (7)

Musca Volitans wrote in message ...

>It should be noted that this universal principle (;-) is routinely
>violated by American television reporters who pronounce
>every Spanish name with the great rhotaic and guttural flourish
>derived from their two years of high-school Spanish

I live in San Francisco and noticed this strange pronunciation of Spanish
personal and place name on television thrust into the middle of English
sentences.  I thought it might be an attempt to show a concern for Hispanic
sensibilities - still it seemed patronizing.  Otherwise these same
announcers should pronounce Paris and France as they are pronounced in Paris
and France out of respect for Gallic sensibilities.

Kevin O'Donnell