BBC newsreader Jonathan Charles has been delivered a short, sharp and very public lesson in "importance of punctuation on the autocue and breathing": The uploader responsible for this quite unfortunate comma failure is, according to the Telegraph, none other than the Beeb's economics and business unit supremo Jeremy Hillman. …
Reminds me of "Ron Burgandy" and how he reads anything on the autocue.
PMSL at that!
So, Terry Wogan was wrong then?
Reminds me of an old joke...
A woman goes to the pastor of her church and gives him a note to read after the service.
"John Smith, having gone to sea, his wife requests the congregation's prayers for his safety".
However, being a little hurried, the pastor neglects to read the commas properly.
"John Smith, having gone to see his wife, requests the congregation's prayers for his safety".
Every time I see that guy he seems to be reading the auto-cue sideways on.
May he thinks he looks better in profile.
Is that Chris Morris in disguise?
Sounded straight out of The Day Today!
have to watch this outside of work when I have sound...
It may lose something, but anyone got a quick transcript please? :)
A touch of the Ron Burgundys! Reading anything as put on the auto-cue...
"VC: For the entire Channel 4 news team, I'm Veronica Corningstone.
RB: And I'm Ron Burgundy. Go fuck yourself, San Diego..."
Andy C, be patient!
Wait till you get home -- it's better that way.
It's aaaaaaaaalll in the timing.
I saw it!
So it wasn't just me who noticed that! It was early last week, or maybe the week before, the 5.30am show.
BBC World news is great for those of us who live in the US, a land bereft of actual news that goes beyond the borders. It's astounding how thousands are dying in other coutries due to natural disaster, and it gets only a ten second mention buried in the middle of a news programme, while the local sports teams make the top slot of the headlines. If only they didn't tease us with stories that are "coming up" but aren't shown because they only have a 30 minute slot.
@I saw it!
>thousands are dying in other coutries due to natural disaster, and it gets only a ten second
Only if it's an earthquake - then it gets a mention in California.
Otherwise it's not going to get noticed - even if there are Americans among the victims - I think it's considered their own fault for going abroad.
You forgot the quote...
"This is BBC World News.
I'm Jonathan Charles, kept hidden for almost two decades and forced to bear children..."
Transcripts are helpful
I've said it before on here and I'll say it again.
Not all of us can get video at work.
Please provide details of what is in the video please.
I really wonder how the deaf readers of this site put up with it either.
An oldie but a goodie...
An English teacher wrote on the blackboard:
A woman without her man is nothing
and asked the students to copy it down and punctuate it correctly.
All the male students wrote:
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
All the female students wrote:
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
Punctuation is powerful!