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 Post subject: Re: Can't read it wrong
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:36 pm 
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It would appear that BBC used air quotes because the lions were merely suspects in the case, without enough evidence for a conviction. The headline is now, "Lions blamed as hundreds of buffalo drown in Botswana."

I'm glad the BBC is paying attention to the concerns of C&F readers.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Tunborough wrote:
The headline is now, "Lions blamed as hundreds of buffalo drown in Botswana."

That's even better. Clarity matters. And I see they changed the plural, too. Stay with the veterans, and send that greenhorn back to school. :wink:

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I'm glad the BBC is paying attention to the concerns of C&F readers.

Apparently we have that sort of clout.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:35 am 
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I read it right, as Tunborough interpreted it, to start with. It’s probably common UK headline-speak.
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Apparently we have that sort of clout.
Google, seems to scan C&F fairly frequently, so I suppose the BBC’s automatic recognition of accesses that don’t come from their own links could lead a human to look at where the interest was comming from. The writer of the piece, for example, may find the feedback useful.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:31 am 
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I, too, clicked on the story and expected to read about drowning lions (in the BBC application on my tablet). Glad to see that they fixed it (it's changed in the app view as well).
Maybe someone at BBC is a whistle player?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 am 
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Oh, dear. :lol:

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As found on Google News (link requires accepting cookies or some such, so am quoting headline)
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... et-science

"NASA InSight spacecraft captures eerie audio of 'UNWORDLY' sound of Martian wind on Mars"

It would be even more eerie if there WERE words.

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In other news:
https://www.ajc.com/news/gun-deaths-hig ... EdpHrswBP/

"Gun deaths at highest level in 40 years, CDC says"

Poor things. They used to have such longer lives. I blame a lack of quality control.

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kkrell wrote:
As found on Google News (link requires accepting cookies or some such, so am quoting headline)
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... et-science

"NASA InSight spacecraft captures eerie audio of 'UNWORDLY' sound of Martian wind on Mars"

It would be even more eerie if there WERE words.
Or the Martian wind wasn't on Mars.


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Tunborough wrote:
kkrell wrote:
As found on Google News (link requires accepting cookies or some such, so am quoting headline)
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... et-science

"NASA InSight spacecraft captures eerie audio of 'UNWORDLY' sound of Martian wind on Mars"

It would be even more eerie if there WERE words.
Or the Martian wind wasn't on Mars.

Echoes of "future events such as these will affect you in the future", from Plan 9..

When that's said, when I listened to the audio I was hoping for something.. words would have been a bit too much to hope for, but some word-ly sounds would work too.


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Sign at Pier One Imports Veteran's Day. Do these look like fauna to you? Sure, they're fake, but are they THAT fake?

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Obscure reference alert: It could be an appropriate sign in Mushnik’s Flower Shop.

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Punctuation matters!

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The students lied. It was NOT their first experience at...that...thing...act...whatever.

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Hyphenation? Maybe it's my Yank sensibilities (stop sniggering, you dirty people), but this pedant would think that "firsthand" is better than "first-hand". Or maybe not. I don't know.

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