The Beeb make a blub October 17, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Poetry & Humor, World Affairs.
Tags: accents, bbc, macedonia
It seems even the BBC are not immune to making the odd gaffe when it comes to producing web content.
Take this article for example (apologies if it’s been already corrected) telling of the funeral of a Macedonian singer … who was buried with full state owners …
A classic case of someone transcribing sound for sound, rather than word for word, what a non native-English speaker may be saying to them. Think of the sentence in a heavy Eastern European accent, but speaking English, and you’ll see what I mean. “Owners” is what “honours” sounds like !
Anyway, I’ve little to be worrying about …
* They corrected it ! 18-10-07 *