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BBC need copy editors!

There was once a time when the BBC was the source of all things that were considered to be "proper" English. These days? Not so much.

From an email from the BBC:
"This e-mail is never sent unsolicited. You have received this BBC Breaking News Alert because you subscribed to it or, someone forwarded it to you."

a) Interesting comma placement.
b) Surely if someone forwarded it to me it could be unsolicited? Maybe they meant to say "This e-mail is never sent by the BBC unsolicited. …" but an even better phrasing can surely be found.

*facepalm* *headdesk*

I feel old.

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alexmc
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I would suggest that it was written by lawyers rather than BBC journalist staff.
maryweather
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Good point there. Another thing that gets to me are those canned e-mails. They don't check those for grammar, either.

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