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Judith Goldberger asks:

How come he’s an anchorman and she’s an anchor? Surely they’re all the same bunch of anchors?

Anyone?

Leading anchorman Aengus Mac Grianna to leave RTE after 30 years (independent)

Legendary anchor Una O’Hagan announces she’s leaving RTE News (Independent)

16 thoughts on “Ask A Broadsheet Reader

  1. Yowzah

    There’s many questions this prompts…
    All I see is llamas, sizeable pensions and Google searches of yer wan.
    Irish Independent’s copy is hardly knicker-twisting.

  2. George

    Isn’t anchor a very American term to be using in the first place?

    The answer is probably that “anchorwoman” sounds silly and patronizing so they didn’t use it and “anchorman” doesn’t so they didn’t see a problem using the term.

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