It's pretty hard to explain this one, but basically I'm fed up with the way newsreaders - and particularly BBC newsreaders - feel obliged to assume a dodgy French accent when pronouncing the name of the President of France. For some reason they mumble along in their usual estuary English until they get to his name and suddenly they go all Sacha Distel and it's "Neecoola Saarcorzee"!
Who are they trying to impress? It's bad enough that they insist on calling Peking "Beijing" or Bombay "Mumbai" - they don't call Munich "Munchen" or Rome "Roma" - but now they are starting to adopt a fake foreign accent when they attempt foreign names.
Why? It's pathetic and I hate it.