Why is it so Hard to Say Certain Words and Barrington Police K-9 ‘Bites’ Mark Ericson [VIDEO]
Last week, I was having a terrible time trying to pronounce the name of a certain Barrington police officer. Sgt. George Joy is a very nice man and great police officer, but, his name is very difficult for me to say. To top it off, his K-9 partner’s name is Gypsy. So, when I try to say “Sgt. George Joy and Gypsy,” I sound like an idiot. Turns out, I’m not the only one who has difficulty pronouncing often used words/phrases. It was cute to hear some kids call into the station this morning with words they can’t pronounce. Justin from Turner, Maine couldn’t say ‘czechoslovakia.’ Can’t blame the kid on that one! It was fun to see several posts on Facebook from people who couldn’t pronounce ‘spaghetti, burglary or jewelry.’
Speaking Of Sgt. George Joy…
He was part of Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s “Tails 2 Trails” fundraiser over the weekend. Sgt. Joy brought along his K-9 partner, Gypsy for a demonstration on how police dogs are trained. The best part was when Sgt. Joy made Mark Ericson slip on the ‘bite sleeve’ and have ‘Gypsy’ ‘attack’ him. Check out the video.
Meteorologist Rob Carolan says today, sunny and warm with a high of 85…83 in the North Country.
There’s is a big storm way out in the Atlantic Ocean that’s churning up the waters, which means there is a ‘high surf’ today. If you’re able to get outta work, head to Hampton Beach and check it out. High Tide is just after 3:30pm.
WOKQ Year of Service Partner – Richie McFarland Children’s Center – Golf Tourney
Our Year of Service Partner, Richie McFarland Children’s Center was in Studio Big today to talk about their upcoming golf tourney.
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