Advert

Latest

a minute ago
Advert
11 minutes ago
Advert

Most Popular

4 hours ago
Advert

BBC Subtitles Manage To Accidentally Insult An Entire Town

BBC Subtitles Manage To Accidentally Insult An Entire Town

BBC Breakfast is a safe place; a quiet, calming news broadcast, away from the screaming and squawking of Piers on the other side.

Take, for example, this morning when reporter Jayne McCubbin was in Cromer, Norfolk, to talk about the declining number of fishermen in England's coastal towns.

Advert

Credit: BBC

That's not designed to get anyone irate, is it? As news stories go, it's pretty chilled.

Except, hold on, did she say crap? It sounded a bit like she did.

And, that's what the person doing the live subtitles heard:

Advert

After the eagle-eyed viewer shared the photo of the subtitles with the Beeb on Twitter, BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker made it very clear that it should have said 'crabs'. He's even busted out the CAPS LOCK, to make sure everyone understands it was just a harmless mistake.

Thanks for clearing that one up. The perils of live TV, eh?

This isn't the first time Dan has had to step in and explain a subtitle blunder. During Wimbledon, this terrifying slip-up occurred:


In fact, the BBC subtitlers have made some wonderful little typos over the years. Like when it came to celebrating the Chinese year of the horse...


As well as this new (and better) take on the pronunciation of the Sherlock actor's name:

Keep up the good work, subtitlers. I love this.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

Next Up

Gay People Are Responsible For Hurricane Harvey, Suggest Religious Leaders

Gay People Are Responsible For Hurricane Harvey, Suggest Religious Leaders

3 years ago