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Now grocers' apostrophes on the BBC.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Globalti, 19 Jul 2007.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    What is going on a the BBC? First we had the embarrassing row over the royal photograph caused by the inexperience of BBC staff. Yesterday we heard the Director General's stammering apology for the BBC having cheated its audiences. Then last night during John Simpson's piece on the flagship ten o'clock news, we were shocked to see two examples of false or grocers' apostrophes in a graphic: the words "Merlin's" and "Chinook's" flashed up on the screen when plurals were intended.

    Is the BBC staffed by kids with no education at all?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Now if Simon has a complaint about this I will support him.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    They're just playing games to see who notices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    This is a simple one. A few years ago the BBC controversially dumbed down its entrance exams for all the usual dreary reasons. This policy is now beginning to bite them in the bum. For a while now BBC news has been a triumph of (embarrassing) style over content because they have become incapable of producing serious content. Now it appears that even the seams of the "style" are bursting.
     
  5. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Location:
    Germany
    So which is better:- Sky New's or BBC New's?
     
  6. spen666

    spen666 Veteran


    I didn't realise the BBC had entrance exams
     
  7. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Neither did I until that matter cropped up. What they did was delete all reference to serious heavyweight knowledge (which might indicate some trace of education) and replace them with questions such as asking candidates to name the members of the Spice Girls, in order to demonstrate "relevance".
     
  8. spen666

    spen666 Veteran


    surely that is valid now that Mr Prescott is no longer Deputy PM and the Spice Girls are reforming
     
  9. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Are you suggesting that such knowledge has now achieved the status of Classics?
     
  10. I'm disturbed by their use of 'over'.

    e.g.
    - 'Doctors arrested over car bombs'
    - 'Questions in house over Iraq'

    Never 'for', 'about', 'concerning', etc as is appropriate.


    And don't get me started on that word DEE-TAIN-EES....
     
  11. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    BBC no question!