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the BBC's commitment to accurate reportage
Which is basically about as much as my commitment to Llama farming in the Galapagos Islands.

Although the BBC has about 22,000 staff, the majority of them are still sitting around doing sod all working from home, from their mothers back bedrooms, and have an average age of about 15.
It's little wonder that their editorial standards have slipped considerably during the past couple of years.
They can't even use correct spelling and grammar in their news articles now, with silly 'schoolboy errors' such as writing 'Could of' instead of 'Could have' or 'Could've'.
 

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Woman falls in love with her "dream house". The owners plan to demolish it. She buys it and has it floated across about a kilometre of water to a new location. It almost sinks on the way.

In a fine example of the BBC's commitment to accurate reportage, we learn that a "kilometre is roughly the same length as a football pitch." (Wrong by a factor of about 10.)

Full story including video here.
I wonder if they get paid extra for using exclamation points.
 

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Which is basically about as much as my commitment to Llama farming in the Galapagos Islands.

Although the BBC has about 22,000 staff, the majority of them are still sitting around doing sod all working from home, from their mothers back bedrooms, and have an average age of about 15.
It's little wonder that their editorial standards have slipped considerably during the past couple of years.
They can't even use correct spelling and grammar in their news articles now, with silly 'schoolboy errors' such as writing 'Could of' instead of 'Could have' or 'Could've'.
You missed out they’re all transgender Guardian reading lefties & the ones who aren’t are gay.
 

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Are they?
So you’re willing to accept Trev’s claim that

Although the BBC has about 22,000 staff, the majority of them are still sitting around doing sod all working from home, from their mothers back bedrooms, and have an average age of about 15.

But are doubting mine? I was just jumping on the rolling bandwagon.
 

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I think that we really don't need to 'bash the beeb'.....they do a perfectly adequate job of it all on their own.
There are more important things to concern ourselves with.
 

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Grimes Wants to Rebound from Elon Musk With 'Lesbian Space Commune'

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Everyone deserves a little rebound moment after getting out of a long term relationship. Grimes, the electronic artist who spent three years dating SpaceX founder Elon Musk, announced that her post-breakup plan involves settling on one of Jupiter's moons to establish a "lesbian space commune."

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d877/grimes-elon-musk-lesbian-space-commune

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Having an all-female colony seems a little short sighted to me... but, hey, I wasn't smart enough to marry (and divorce) a billionaire, so what do I know.
SMFH
 

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It sounds like the Facebook rebrand is dead, in more ways than one!

Via BBC News

Meta: Facebook's new name ridiculed by Hebrew speakers​

Facebook's announcement that it is changing its name to Meta has caused quite the stir in Israel where the word sounds like the Hebrew word for "dead".
To be precise, Meta is pronounced like the feminine form of the Hebrew word.
A number of people have taken to Twitter to share their take on the name under the hashtag #FacebookDead.
The emergency rescue volunteers Zaka even got involved, telling their followers on Twitter: "Don't worry, we're on it".

The article also highlights other blunders, where the KFC tagline of 'Finger lickin' good' got mangled in Mandarin as "Eat your fingers off", the Honda 'Fitta' that was Swedish vulgate for vulva, or the Nokia Lumia phone line that was a lady of the night in a Spanish dialect.

There are those who argue that the Facebook rebrand was something that was planned for 12-18 months time when the metaverse project is starting to produce deliverables and was only brought forward due to the wave of toxicity resulting from the recent whistleblower revelations.
 

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It sounds like the Facebook rebrand is dead, in more ways than one!

Via BBC News

Meta: Facebook's new name ridiculed by Hebrew speakers​

Facebook's announcement that it is changing its name to Meta has caused quite the stir in Israel where the word sounds like the Hebrew word for "dead".
To be precise, Meta is pronounced like the feminine form of the Hebrew word.
A number of people have taken to Twitter to share their take on the name under the hashtag #FacebookDead.
The emergency rescue volunteers Zaka even got involved, telling their followers on Twitter: "Don't worry, we're on it".

The article also highlights other blunders, where the KFC tagline of 'Finger lickin' good' got mangled in Mandarin as "Eat your fingers off", the Honda 'Fitta' that was Swedish vulgate for vulva, or the Nokia Lumia phone line that was a lady of the night in a Spanish dialect.

There are those who argue that the Facebook rebrand was something that was planned for 12-18 months time when the metaverse project is starting to produce deliverables and was only brought forward due to the wave of toxicity resulting from the recent whistleblower revelations.
This irritated me when I first heard it. Greek and Latin are in common use in the scientific community and are the common sources of new words in English. Hebrew is very much a minority language that most people never encounter. We have metaphysics, metastasis, metaphorical, and many other words in common use featuring the meta prefix or root. Then, presumably because it's "big bad Facebook" (whatever your views on that) it suddenly becomes a spectacular own goal, risible, etc.

Problem is that the average level of general knowledge is now so low that most people would not make the connection to Greek meta and will be fooled into thinking that this is a story.
 

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Meta: Facebook's new name ridiculed by Hebrew
This irritated me when I first heard it...
Most tales of brands being inappropriate or slogans being mistranslated in other languages irritate me. Most are wildly exaggerated, like "Bite the wax tadpole", or virtually nonsensical, like the Chevy "No va" or this Hebrew example. It's about as mature as when a child giggles at the word "ballcock".
 

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It's about as mature as when a child giggles at the word "ballcock".
Those things that rowers put their oars into.
Rollocks?
No it's all true!
 

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Most tales of brands being inappropriate or slogans being mistranslated in other languages irritate me. Most are wildly exaggerated, like "Bite the wax tadpole", or virtually nonsensical, like the Chevy "No va" or this Hebrew example. It's about as mature as when a child giggles at the word "ballcock".
It is puerile, and I will never stop laughing at it.

It is approximately 35 years since I did my basic metalwork training and I still giggle when I hear the term bastard file.

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What a load of massively over-priced, triumphs-of-design-over-practicality.
Sorry but fifty sobs for a dog bowl?
I doubt there'll be many people buying that.
 

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What a load of massively over-priced, triumphs-of-design-over-practicality.
Sorry but fifty sobs for a dog bowl?
I doubt there'll be many people buying that.
Artisanally crafted by a critically endangered cryptic though!
 

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Artisanally crafted by a critically endangered cryptic though!
Indeed, sometimes art is anally crafted!
These are examples of such a thing.
 

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Artisanally crafted by a critically endangered cryptic though!


I don't care if the stuff is created from the woven strands of magickal silk exuded by a mythical spider and beaten into shape by elves with mithril hammers.
I'm not parting with any of my hard-earned.
 

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Universities offer helping hand to students paying their way with sex work


Top universities are offering training to students who are involved in sex work.

Durham, Leicester, Manchester and Newcastle are inviting undergraduates to access tools to help them navigate challenges they might face when escorting, performing on web cams and stripping.

Confidential helplines for students and webinars on the sex industry are among the resources being offered.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...sex-work-offered-support-advice-universities/

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Universities offer helping hand to students paying their way with sex work


Top universities are offering training to students who are involved in sex work.

Durham, Leicester, Manchester and Newcastle are inviting undergraduates to access tools to help them navigate challenges they might face when escorting, performing on web cams and stripping.

Confidential helplines for students and webinars on the sex industry are among the resources being offered.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...sex-work-offered-support-advice-universities/

maximus otter
They're helping them with their sex work, rather than giving them grants so they don't have to do sex work?
WTF.
 

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What kind of degree do they get?
 

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In Russia, defenestration seems to be a particular hazard:

Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows, raising questions amid coronavirus pandemic​

(via CNN)

And now, that phenomenon seems to have spread elsewhere with the sphere:

Russian diplomat's body found outside Berlin embassy​

(via RTE News)
Quoth: "The man, whose lifeless body was recovered on 19 October on the pavement by police, had apparently fallen to his death from the embassy complex, according to the Spiegel weekly which first reported the case."
"German authorities believe he was also an agent of the Russian secret service FSB."

Dangerous things, windows for Russians.
 
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