To be rivaled by those awful pretentious announcers on New York's classical radio stations, who clearly don't know what they're talking about either. (Who uses words like "concertized"?)
Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" is famous, not only for providing the tune for Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" but also for inspiring the dancing hippos, ostriches, and crocodiles in Disney's Fantasia. But it didn't stop one announcer from blithely introducing it as the "Dance of the House." Now, a dancing house . . . that's something I'd like to see. . .*
Worst overblown-pretentious-can't-get-enough-of-listening-to-myself-saying-foreign-names moment ever. The female announcer (who could never resist pronouncing "Bach" without that clearing-of-the-throat final phoneme) book-ended a broadcast of Barber's Adagio for Strings with a little mini-quiz: which movie is the piece strongly associated with? Answer: Oliver Stone's Platoon. But why did "Platoon" have to be pronounced -- twice -- as if it were a contemporary French word, for God's sake? What a lune.
*This year's "Dancing With The Stars" was won by former Pussycat Doll, Nicole "Jai Ho" Scherzinger, partnered by number 27 Acacia Avenue, Tenafly, NJ.