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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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Oh, dear. :lol:

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