Choosing words on radio was a minefield

I WAS interested in Jeff Sheen's letter (January 23) about bad language on radio.

It made me smile.

When I worked in radio in the late 1940s, one of the programs I conducted was a session to send greetings to people who were ill, or were in hospital.

Management came storming into the studio one afternoon to chastise me.

I had used the word 'pregnant' on air. Shock, horror!

This was not an acceptable word to use on public radio.

I should have used 'expecting'.

What a difference the years make - and certainly not always for the better.

NINA VALENTINE

Alfredton

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