Bad spelling at the BBC

Don’t you love it when the big boys cock it up.

(Dedicated to Riaan Wolmarans, erstwhile editor & sub at M&G Online)

Comments (4)

  1. Anne wrote::

    Ha! And it’s the big boys who think sub-editors are an unnecessary expense…

    Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6:08 pm #
  2. Bobby Cox wrote::

    Anne – I think you’ll find that the big boys employs squadrons of sub editors which makes it even more amusing.

    And Matthew – if that’s the first one you’ve spotted you’ve obviously not been watching hard enough!

    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll135/amnotblog/cockup.jpg

    Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 9:06 pm #
  3. Joy-Mari wrote::

    Riaan left M&G?

    Friday, October 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm #
  4. matt wrote::

    @Joy-Mari — yeah he’s taking up a job with the FT in London.

    @Bobby Cox — yeah have spotted many more, but this was biggest I’d seen. Not nearly as big as interviewing the cab driver a while back (that was BBC, Wasn’t it?)

    @Anne — subs just hold back the naturally evolutionary process of language. That’s why we should get rid of them 🙂

    Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm #