Student contribution: Patricia Clarke
Local Deakin student Max Walsh has today discovered a perplexing problem that’s left him questioning everything he knows about the English language.
Our reporter spoke to him shortly after a DLSS panel apparently caused a lightbulb moment.
“Look, I go to class,” Max told us, needlessly defensive when speaking to a correspondent still finishing off Week 3. “But they never did a pronunciation guide or whatever.”
“It makes no sense that it’s ARK but that’s how the HR lady was saying it."
"Why would you even put an e in it then?”
“Anyway, I feel like it’s understandable that I said ERK in my mock interviews last year. And in that one comp I lost. And that whole networking night. And –”
Our reporter has curtailed Max’s list of embarrassing moments for the sake of brevity.
“Is this why I got no interviews last year?” He shook his head in dismay.
“What else am I saying wrong?”
Our correspondent is happy to report that Max was later seen happily correcting the pronunciation of a group of third years.