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To think this, from the BBC, is not acceptable.

(27 Posts)
pigsDOfly Tue 10-Oct-17 23:11:30

BBC South East News report on Dreamland in Margate and their financial problems.

Apparently in 2016 the company went into administration, and then last month, according to the information written on a board behind the news reader's head showing how the situation progressed: 'creditors except 25p in the £1'.

Oh dear BBC South East, that really isn't good enough. Accept, the word is accept.

DesignedForLife Tue 10-Oct-17 23:12:47

Good grief, call the police!

pigsDOfly Tue 10-Oct-17 23:24:28


SonicBoomBoom Tue 10-Oct-17 23:27:28

BBC standards have dropped dramatically recently.

Gingernaut Tue 10-Oct-17 23:29:22

If that was in the subtitles, they really are pretty poor.

pigsDOfly Tue 10-Oct-17 23:30:02

That's true Sonic but surely they should still be able to string a few words together so they make sense.

FaithAgain Tue 10-Oct-17 23:32:35

I blame them for the decline of the terms 12 noon and 12 midnight. Even the Beeb use '12am' and '12pm. There's no such time! angry If the Beeb, who are seen to uphold high standard, can't get it right, what chance does the common man have? <shuffles off soap box>

StepAwayFromCake Tue 10-Oct-17 23:33:11

If it was subtitles, then the problem may not be Beeb spelling, but either Beeb elocution or Beeb diversity and regional accents. The subtitles are computer-generated using speech-recognition.

StepAwayFromCake Tue 10-Oct-17 23:34:40

If they were subtitles, or if it was subtitling. (Tsk tsk Step.)

RunningOutOfCharge Tue 10-Oct-17 23:37:06

Shouldn’t it be ‘to think that this’?

RunningOutOfCharge Tue 10-Oct-17 23:37:50

And as you are asking a question, where is your question mark?

mellicauli Tue 10-Oct-17 23:39:07's the Sympatico subtitling should have heard what they called. Jules Holland...

pigsDOfly Tue 10-Oct-17 23:41:58

No it wasn't subtitles. It was information on a board in the studio on which they listed the progress of the financial problems of the company that owns Dreamland, with pictures to illustrate the information, because clearly the average viewer can't take in information unless it accompanied by pictures.

MargotLovedTom1 Tue 10-Oct-17 23:44:43

It doesn't sound like the OP is referring to subtitles, as she said "on a board behind the news reader's head".
I have noticed far too many homophones in published novels: very poor proof reading.

elephantoverthehill Tue 10-Oct-17 23:44:56

Well they can expect 25p in the £ if they have accepted it, surely?

pigsDOfly Tue 10-Oct-17 23:46:02

Yes, I should have put 'that' in my heading, and a question mark, but I've had a long tiring day, and this is a internet forum, so I think I can be a bit sloppy. But you're right, I stand corrected.

elephantoverthehill Tue 10-Oct-17 23:46:41

Sorry! except/expect.

Carouselfish Wed 11-Oct-17 00:02:25

Their standards are down. I've heard newsreaders saying 'sat' when it should be sitting.
They also employ terminally stupid Naga Munchetty.

Bejazzled Wed 11-Oct-17 00:08:16

'Haitch' instead of 'Aitch'
'Math' instead of 'Maths'

Basic stuff but extremely irritating nonetheless

buckeejit Wed 11-Oct-17 00:08:58

That is bloody woeful

ShoesHaveSouls Wed 11-Oct-17 00:15:35's the Sympatico subtitling should have heard what they called. Jules Holland...

grin The fact is they must do better.

quizqueen Wed 11-Oct-17 00:16:57

Not only poor spelling and grammar from the BBC and poor diction from their presenters but they also only give you one side (their biased left wing, PC brainwashing agenda side) of a story.

traviata Wed 11-Oct-17 00:17:19

But the British people have had enough of experts, so frankly any old crap will do now, provided it generates enough online clicks.

RustyBear Wed 11-Oct-17 00:26:59

My favourite BBC subtitle was the one that rendered 'Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’ as 'cue the family wedding stall'

Tartyflette Wed 11-Oct-17 00:34:24

Ooh, I saw one that said Arctic winds had brought 'deadly lizards to Canada' Arf.

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