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Thursday, September 22, 2005

BBC English

I worry about the state of our mother tongue. In the past 10 minutes, BBC Points West has offered the following stories:

"Shepton Mallet Maternity Hospital will be stopping mothers having babies there for the next two months"

Pythonesque visions of civil servants standing outside the doors insisting that "you can't have that here madam. "
"stop pushing right now"
"shove it back in"

"Two local athletes will be running up Mount Everest without guides, tents or oxygen"

Does anyone else see the problem with running up Everest or elsewhere, or even walking, sleeping & breathing without oxygen?

It had me & Mr A belly laughing out loud, which is not that common while watching the news!

2 Comments:

  • At Friday, September 23, 2005 8:50:00 am, Blogger Anon said…

    :-) I hope the BBC don't stop to think what they are saying, it'll get a lot duller.

     
  • At Sunday, September 25, 2005 1:30:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    Your giggling about pushing babies back in reminded me of this story: I used to teach prenatal classes in Toronto, some privately in my home, some through a hospital. One evening I came in to work at the hospital to find the nurses all excited about a woman who'd walked onto the maternity floor earlier that day - with her baby's head visible between her thighs!!! How on earth could you walk like that? What fool would try?

     

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