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.
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:
I see BBC Breakfast is not a fan of Cromer. pic.twitter.com/5ylVFalIZR
- Paul Hughes (@Mr_Hughesy) September 6, 2017
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.
"Someone call Dave in subtitles... CRABS... we said CRABS" :joy: https://t.co/gQUBqiHlGq
- Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 6, 2017
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:
'Queuing'... I said 'queuing' :grimacing:
Well spotted by @james_seber this morning @BBCBreakfast pic.twitter.com/ZfLfqMFL3a
- Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) July 3, 2017
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...
When subtitles go wrong... #ChineseNewYear pic.twitter.com/kac2gqkMQL
- Tina Daheley (@TinaDaheley) January 31, 2014
As well as this new (and better) take on the pronunciation of the Sherlock actor's name:
How to spell Benedict Cumberbatch according to BBC subtitles pic.twitter.com/MFGd18lqk4
- Кати (@farmfeatures) March 19, 2014
Keep up the good work, subtitlers. I love this.
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