BBC poor grammar - but FUNNY!

by BoogerMan 19 Replies latest social current

  • NotFormer

    How is journalism done these days? From the prevalence of dumb, easily spotted mistakes, I'd guess that it's voice to text with very little checking. It probably doesn't help that a lot of "helpful" programs with autocorrect will change things while and after writing.

  • Rivergang

    They might sport a university qualification in journalism, yet cannot spell correctly if their lives depended on it.

    Contrast that with my late mother, who -along with her siblings - never even attended high school. Yet, they were all meticulous with their spelling. By Crikey, but if one of their sons or daughters made a spelling mistake, the reaction was almost as if you had printed a naughty word!

  • Listener

    The editor used to be responsible for this.

  • NotFormer

    Listener, yes, and they used to have sub-editors who went through articles with a fine-toothed comb.

  • enoughisenough

    so I think it was an newcastor who used the word irregardless for the word regardless, and somehow the word irregardless ( which wasn't a word? ) has stuck in people's vocabulary

  • Vidiot

    Ten bucks says “irregardless” will show up in some dictionary or other before too long.

    “All words are made-up.” - Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War


  • Vidiot

    Which reminds me…

    … is “misunderestimate” officially a word, yet?

  • Vidiot

    Here’s another:

    Why… and how… would an embassy (regardless of where it was) kill a guy just for attacking a crossbow?


  • FragrantAddendum

    he means "dis-service" department

    gb is not faithful neither are they discreet

    they are unfaithful and brazen

    he means ill-legal department

    philip brumley is a law breaker

    he and his dept break both jehovah's laws and caesar's laws

    wt-land: they are poor and funny/ridiculous/morallystupid


  • NotFormer

    Vidiot, I looked that one up, it was so badly phrased. The embassy didn't do Jack, it was Serbian police that shot the guy. Can journalists even journal any more?

    And the poor crossbow! 😭😞

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