my grammar could hit the target from that distance

The revolution has begun. No longer will we put up with dodgy speeling, misplaced apostrophes' or improper; punctuation? P.S. pointing out bad grammar in postings is banned. To justify this I'm applying a form of grammatical 'absolute privilege', as the public interest in publishing mistakes far outweighs the cost to the public of making further mistakes. Call me a hypocrite if you will, but it works in Westminster.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

BBC standards falling...

The BBC website is notorious for its non-existent proofreading - embarrassing for the institution that has had a decades-long reputation as the upholder of standards in our noble language.

Well, from now, Aunty is fair game on this blog! It's time to declare war on BBC typos...

Here's one I found a few minutes ago.

Note this almost amusing literal: "Casey's uncle, Michael Mullen, 21, of Lawrence Road, Leeds, is die to stand trial for her rape and murder in July."

Now, most people might well agree that a child rapist deserves to die for their crimes, but really, the BBC should do better when it comes to checking for typos.

More to follow...

2.30pm update: It's been corrected.


At 6:54 AM, Blogger Loki said...

The BBC did a classic the other day.

They said the CVF was "in excess of 65 Tonnes"

They meant 65,000 tonnes


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