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BBC caption fail: Welcome to the year of the whores
Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 1 Feb 2014 | Mark Molloy

Posted on 02/01/2014 9:58:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

As millions of people around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, something appears to have been lost in translation at the BBC.

Instead of welcoming in the year of the horse, a subtitle error saw the BBC usher in the ‘year of the whores’.

One eagle-eyed viewer took a screen grab of yesterday’s gaffe before it was picked up on social media.

‘So it’s Chinese New Year, but the BBC subtitles got a bit confused about the year,’ said one.

Another added: ‘Happy Chinese New Year, according to BBC Subtitles it should be an interesting one!’

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: chinesenewyear; napl; oops; whores; yearofthehorse
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1 posted on 02/01/2014 9:58:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Under Dear Reader, EVERY year is the Year Of The Whores!


2 posted on 02/01/2014 9:59:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 02/01/2014 10:01:31 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I read this three times. Where is the mistake??? :)


4 posted on 02/01/2014 10:05:19 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, it is the Winter Olympics AND an election year, so sounds right to me!


5 posted on 02/01/2014 10:05:37 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Delta 21

A whøre ønce bit my sister...


6 posted on 02/01/2014 10:05:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“[Whinny!]” means “Me so horny! Me love you long time!”


7 posted on 02/01/2014 10:06:01 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Laz will be happy.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 10:06:02 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Cowboy Bob; ApplegateRanch

An Inadvertent Truth?

(Speaking of whores...)


9 posted on 02/01/2014 10:07:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mkmensinger
Laz will be happy.

[Artist's recreation.]

10 posted on 02/01/2014 10:10:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RichInOC

OK buddy, you’re cut off.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 10:12:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

12 posted on 02/01/2014 10:24:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows
the BBC, is talking about pResident 0'ButtCrack & the Moose et. al. again..
well, for that matter, the NYT/Wapo/Lat/abcnnbcbs..Usama's media shills
move along..move along..nothing to see /nothing to read.

13 posted on 02/01/2014 10:29:50 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Slings and Arrows
try the whine & cheese..
beware of the rabbit, it's so fierce!

14 posted on 02/01/2014 10:32:09 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They have 3 x the staff they should have and this is what they do?


15 posted on 02/01/2014 10:34:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Does this have something to do with the difference between a hormone and an enzyme?


16 posted on 02/01/2014 10:34:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

The British ratepayers are certainly getting their money’s worth.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 10:35:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
most definitely..
*lying here pining the fjords*

18 posted on 02/01/2014 10:40:25 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Slings and Arrows

Tangential information: 1975 was a “year of the rabbit”.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 10:44:56 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Hold still, I’ll nail you to the perch.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 10:51:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

No, that’s the guy who stuck the pistol down his pants.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 10:51:13 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Darksheare
yeah, I know
i was born in the year of the sheep ('55)
no Muslim/sheep jokes, please.

22 posted on 02/01/2014 10:54:08 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Darksheare
Tangential information: 1975 was a “year of the rabbit”.

Correct.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 10:54:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL


24 posted on 02/01/2014 10:54:49 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Slings and Arrows
everyone grasps, " 'E kicked the bucket..perch..
gave up the ghost!"

25 posted on 02/01/2014 11:00:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Liberty Valance
nice set of legs there.

26 posted on 02/01/2014 11:03:46 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Slings and Arrows

I’m plagued with being rabbit year vintage.
Would explain alot?


27 posted on 02/01/2014 11:11:15 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
my sympathy..my year is next ('15); year of the sheep
no Muslim/sheep jokes, please.

28 posted on 02/01/2014 11:33:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: All

This thread reads like a typical Saturday night/Sunday morning on Free Republic.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 11:51:56 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: LurkingSince1943

> This thread reads like a typical Saturday night/
Sunday morning on Free Republic.

Hmmm. I wonder why?


30 posted on 02/02/2014 12:00:22 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

No worries.
I’ll still be occupied with flop eared foot thumping rabbity rage.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 12:40:47 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Auto-correct is a tchib sometimes.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 12:56:58 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

> Auto-correct is a tchib sometimes.

Absolution.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 1:03:26 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why are people assuming it was an accident? From what I have seen going on in the American political scene they are right on the money.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 3:08:15 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: Slings and Arrows
‘year of the whores’

Also known in the U.S. as an election year.

35 posted on 02/02/2014 3:35:09 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: LurkingSince1943
well..is that good?

36 posted on 02/02/2014 4:00:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s one of the most stereotype crushing photos ever.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 4:45:59 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Insults are ok as long as thier not towards the muzzies


38 posted on 02/02/2014 6:17:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s hilarious —

Why do I get the feeling that “the year of the whores” is going to stick?


39 posted on 02/02/2014 6:29:49 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lady Godiva will be happy with either designation —


40 posted on 02/02/2014 6:32:23 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Slings and Arrows

Here in the states it’s an election year, so Year of the Whores is entirely appropriate.


41 posted on 02/02/2014 7:49:59 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: RichInOC

Fi’ dolla make you holla!


42 posted on 02/02/2014 7:50:43 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Out of my way, you silly Scots git!


43 posted on 02/02/2014 7:51:40 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Organic Panic

Autocorrect is a place of shut.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 7:53:16 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Darksheare

“I’m plagued with being rabbit year vintage.”

Could be worse. My kids remind me frequently that I was born in the year of the rat.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 9:37:17 AM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In Washington DC, every year is the “Year of the Whore.”


46 posted on 02/02/2014 9:38:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cowboy Bob
Where is the mistake???

"BBC News" is an obvious gag.

They are a leftist propaganda outlet, pure and simple.

47 posted on 02/02/2014 9:41:38 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shades of Frank Burns on MASH

Frank (Speaking to a group of local Koreans):
Now, may I have your attention? First, let me welcome each and every one of you wish you joy and ‘Cheng Yo’.

Local: Cheng yo?
Frank: Yeah.
Local: You wish us a prostitute?
Frank: I must have looked up the wrong word.
Local: We don’t mind.
Frank: I meant prosperity.
Local: Worked out the same.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 9:42:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Darksheare
rabbit year vintage

Maybe somethin didn't come out right?

.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 9:46:47 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: dfwgator

If they’re happy, I’m happy.


50 posted on 02/02/2014 10:14:48 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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