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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 17 Mar 2016, 7:41 pm

Argh!!! I knew the BBC as a respectable beacon for good English and grammar had been declining, but this evening's front page headline takes the biscuit. A laughing stock:

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Wage growth to slow??? It's "too", you morons!!!
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Thu 17 Mar 2016, 8:06 pm

Set to slow down rather than it being too slow?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Thu 17 Mar 2016, 8:09 pm

navyblueshorts wrote:Argh!!! I knew the BBC as a respectable beacon for good English and grammar had been declining, but this evening's front page headline takes the biscuit. A laughing stock:

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Wage growth to slow??? It's "too", you morons!!!

To slow down presumably? laughing

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Post by Pr4wn on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 12:52 am

Wow, Navy I think your wrong there. You really need to improve you're grammar.

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Post by Guest on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 12:53 am

The trouble I have with the BBC is that tends to focus on non-news celebrity rubbish, trivialises important news, and goes for shock irrelevant stories and gossip.  "A dog ripped my arm off", "A kite surfers crash that put him in a coma", numerous articles on Donald Trumps hair and kim kardashian's ass & related:

Kim Kardashian India trip cancelled 'over visa issues'  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-30128625

Will Gompertz blog: Could Kim Kardashian’s bottom be a work of art?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30155434

Kim Kardashian: How do Armenians feel about her fame?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20932705

Kim Kardashian nude selfies: Liberation or degradation?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-35758996

'Naked pictures' of Kim Kardashian and others 'leaked'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/29300374/naked-pictures-of-kim-kardashian-and-others-leaked

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby boy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35016705/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-welcome-baby-boy

Kim Kardashian mural defaced days after being painted by artist in Melbourne
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35812646/kim-kardashian-mural-defaced-days-after-being-painted-by-artist-in-Melbourne

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name son Saint West
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35036287/kim-kardashian-west-and-kanye-west-name-son-saint-west

Kim Kardashian posts open letter saying 'enough is enough' over body shaming
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35763469/kim-kardashian-posts-open-letter-saying-enough-is-enough-over-body-shaming

Kim Kardashian's Kimoji app didn't, in fact, break the App Store
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35158121/kim-kardashians-kimoji-app-didnt-in-fact-break-the-app-store

Just to think the British taxpayer pays for all this "news" gathering nonsense.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 6:32 am

Problem with that Nore is BBC has to cater for all of the UK and sadly that sh*te you just highlighted is popular so the BBC is obliged to cover it even if it irritates the rest of us. Otherwise most of the "newspapers" in this country would already have gone bust.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:43 am

Pr4wn wrote:Wow, Navy I think your wrong there. You really need to improve you're grammar.
Laugh Well, they did clarify it by adding "down" later in the evening.
Call it ambiguous/poor editorial work, rather than out and out cobblers.

Edit: I shouldn't post after a couple of glasses of wine I guess...
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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 10:39 am

Haha that is genuinely hilarious. Ouch, 5 honours degrees and you dropped the ball on basic grammar....... Wink

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Post by navyblueshorts on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 11:38 am

TopHat24/7 wrote:Haha that is genuinely hilarious.  Ouch, 5 honours degrees and you dropped the ball on basic grammar....... Wink
I like to supply the odd light-hearted moment to this forum  Very Happy . Only the one honours degree (and not in English!) and to be fair, they did clarify the actual headline a little later, which as a standalone headline, was pretty ambiguous.
I'll stand by my point about declining editorial oversight though.
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Post by Guest on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 2:52 pm

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Post by navyblueshorts on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 1:06 pm

DAVE667 wrote:Navyblueshorts' journalistical and grammarical standards reach a new low
Thanks Dave...
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