Friday, 22 February 2008

BBC News: Stupid

Now, it's not fair to pick on a typo. But this typo remained as the main headline on the BBC News ticker for a long time.

More full? Awful, more like. Ha. This amuses me mainly because of the BBC's incompetence, but also because the word 'full' was clearly on the dumbass sub-editor's mind at lunchtime. Of course, it could be a satire on how the prisons were full before the Ministry of Justice confirmed it. It could equally be a fragment of a conversation between the writer and one of his colleagues who heard the news and replied, 'More full?' This seems the more likely explanation, requiring as it does two stpuid people to work at the BBC rather than just the solitary hungry journo.

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