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More live subtitling confusement. BBC News 24 has all the rollercoaster fun of high-speed simultaneous transcription for fully half an hour every hour, so the screw-up stakes are raised a bit. They didn’t let me down last night: among the ordinary, everyday errors (the woman who married a conman with a fake identity saying “I was stew stupid”; the police demanding to intern “terraced suspects”) came the startling news, over footage of protestors at the Chinese state visit to Buckingham Palace, that “Protestors were gang-raped on the wall”. I watched on, baffled, but the rest of the report simply went on to describe the ensuing uneventful diplomatic dinner. Then suddenly, with no preamble, a correction: “Protestors gathered on the Mall”.

More please, BBC.

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ex_cornfedpi814
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
Every good spell check immediately comes up with the word "gang-raped".
setting_sun
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
You should try watching the Eurovision Song Contest one year with thye subtitles on. About five years running the subtitles have insisted that there is a Scandinavian country called Ben Mark.
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