How much is this journalist paid?

#1
I spend 90 pence out of my hard-earned LCpl's meagre salary on the Telegraph most days, although I will admit to flirting with Murdoch's finest, the Grauniad and the Pink Lady when I have the time.

So, it really gets me going when the prats they employ as journalists (on far more money than a LCpl gets) cannot even spell and sense check their copy!

Three people must have looked at this; the journalist, the sub-editor and the chief editor. How on earth did this one get through to the streets?

Body of RAF pilot found in Berlin forest

Quoted here just in case they read Arrse and change it: :twisted:

"I was about to bail when the plane spiralled out of control and started to hurtle to earth. Miraculously I was thrown out, came-to in mid-air and managed to pull the shoot."
and breathe... :cry:

Good drills however on the part of Mr Wilson, though! Well done, Sir! I salute you!

Litotes
 
#2
They have half fixed it...

The problem is in the schools to start with and the fact that newspapers (and the BBC when it comes to grammar) are so shoddy that bad English has now become acceptable.

I really hate misuse of the apostrophe and as far as grammar goes things like:

Something needs doing (it needs to be done)
Somebody will be announcing or even worse is going to be announcing (he will announce)

We are not all clever but we are all led by bad example
 
#4
Bravo_Zulu said:
Grammar is unfashionable in schools these days; it takes up valuable time which could be spent teaching kids about their rights :roll:
"...teaching kids about their rights" is a bit out of date; now they are taught about their emotions and feelings.
 
#5
Ulster_Rifleman said:
Something needs doing (it needs to be done)
Somebody will be announcing or even worse is going to be announcing (he will announce)
These are gerunds, i believe, and although I do not use this form if I can help it, I know that it is very much in use in Scotland and NI. I do agree with you though, it needs stopping.
 
#6
Joe_Private said:
Ulster_Rifleman said:
Something needs doing (it needs to be done)
Somebody will be announcing or even worse is going to be announcing (he will announce)
These are gerunds, i believe, and although I do not use this form if I can help it, I know that it is very much in use in Scotland and NI. I do agree with you though, it needs stopping.
:)
 
#7
Litotes said:
Three people must have looked at this; the journalist, the sub-editor and the chief editor. How on earth did this one get through to the streets?

"I was about to bail when the plane spiralled out of control and started to hurtle to earth. Miraculously I was thrown out, came-to in mid-air and managed to pull the shoot."
I doubt if any of them actually looked at it - they just ran it through the spell-checker and it came out OK!
 
#8
Litotes said:
I spend 90 pence out of my hard-earned LCpl's meagre salary ...

and breathe... :cry:

Good drills however on the part of Mr Wilson, though! Well done, Sir! I salute you!

Litotes
Litotes a LCpl - yeah right. :lol: :lol:

Agree with the point though.
 
#9
skintboymike said:
Joe_Private said:
Ulster_Rifleman said:
Something needs doing (it needs to be done)
Somebody will be announcing or even worse is going to be announcing (he will announce)
These are gerunds, i believe, and although I do not use this form if I can help it, I know that it is very much in use in Scotland and NI. I do agree with you though, it needs stopping.
:)
I believe that " He needed killin" is still accepted as a valid defence in Alabama.


....but back to the story. If this bloke retired in 1984 why did he wait till 2005 to go looking for his mate ? The wall came down in '89 (?) so no problems wi ??th wandering about in the ost anymore
 
#10
The job I did for three years up until last Friday involved collecting the Aramark staff in Andover and taking them into Middle Wallop. For this I had to ensure I had all of their mobile telephone numbers to update them should I get caught in traffic.

There were a large number of times when reading messages from the girls aged 18 to 25 that it took me several read throughs of the message to translate the text speak and very poor grammer into legible English.

I received one message informing me that the girl concerned was not feeling very well and would have to be on the later transport. I couldn't understand what had been written, I showed it to my wife, she couldn't understand it and it took us about 5 minutes to work it out together.

This is the generation that killed the English language.

They will teach bad English to their children who will know no other way.
 
#11
The BBC and even the Sunday Times frequently mention 'safe haven'. I despair for the Empire.
 
#13
BBC so called 'journalists' referring to 'Less people unemployed today than in recent years" Not 'fewer' then.

The same hacks referring to 'backwards' not 'backward' when using it as an adjective. When we all know it can only be used in this way when being used as an adverb.

Tut tut, what's the world coming to? Thought we were a forwards looking nation...
 
#14
Pass mustard? WTF?

It is rampant apostrophe abuse that gets me. It is everywhere. Still, even that is small potatoes compared to text speak. Add to that the use of pretend gangsta (sic) terms.

In 1993 I was pleased to get a B at GCSE English Langauge. I wondered what is needed for a B grade today?
 
#15
A Second World War pilot is to be buried with full military honours 64 years after his plane was shot down after his remains were tracked down by a comrade who survived the crash
Does this mean that his plane was shot down after his remains were tracked down?

He later took a team of metal detectors....
A team of metal detectors eh, not a team using metal detectors?
 
#16
Yokel said:
Pass mustard? WTF?

It is rampant apostrophe abuse that gets me. It is everywhere. Still, even that is small potatoes compared to text speak. Add to that the use of pretend gangsta (sic) terms.

In 1993 I was pleased to get a B at GCSE English Langauge. I wondered what is needed for a B grade today?
Being able to spell your own name without text speak or that daft mixture of uPPeR AnD loWeR case letters. innit.

Respekt.
 
#17
Yokel said:
Pass mustard? WTF?

It is rampant apostrophe abuse that gets me. It is everywhere. Still, even that is small potatoes compared to text speak. Add to that the use of pretend gangsta (sic) terms.

In 1993 I was pleased to get a B at GCSE English Langauge. I wondered what is needed for a B grade today?
For fuck's sake. What's your problem's with the english grammer's what is being taught to student's today? Their's nothing wrong with the way the modern Brittish people's talk. We are all from all over the planet innit? so why should the Brittish have the mernopolie's on how it's to be spoke? Their's much much worse stuff going on innit? I might have to get a job if my benerfit's get stopped and all you can do is complain about acatastrophe
 
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