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BBC welcomes in Chinese 'Year of the whores'   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-2-3 21:43:55 |Display all floors

WHILE millions in China and around the world celebrated the Year of the Horse, the BBC got it more than a little bit wrong.

In a tremendous closed captioning fail, the UK's national broadcaster announced the 2014 lunar year would belong to a somewhat different breed.

No doubt nostrils were flaring when the subtitles flashed across the screen: "Welcome to the year of the whores. People around the globe celebrate."

The Chinese zodiac has years assigned to different animals in a 12-year cycle. Next year will be that of the Sheep, last year was the Snake.

This is not the first time the BBC has had closed captioning issues, once labelling the Archbishop of Canterbury the "Arch bitch of Canterbury" and calling for "a moment's violence" during the Queen Mother's funeral.

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Post time 2014-2-5 05:42:07 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-2-4 22:45
Well, the pronunciation is very similar. Forgive them their poor Chinese - the West has to make do ...

"pronunciation is similar"?  Sure, you've got a point.

The West, Europe, UK and USA are in POVERTY and DEEP RECESSION.

FOR THE SAKE OF THE PENNY, they have to accept English learners from all over the Globe, regardless of standards.


Haha, Chinese has a saying, "他们总算有这一天了,哈哈哈" {:soso_e113:}{:soso_e113:}{:soso_e113:}

When asked what they least admired about the West, they replied
MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...

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Post time 2014-2-5 06:58:43 |Display all floors
whampoa Post time: 2014-2-5 05:42
"pronunciation is similar"?  Sure, you've got a point.

The West, Europe, UK and USA are in POVER ...

Everyone can see that it was a simple mistake. It's not a big deal.

You talk about poverty, go to the UK or the US then go back to China and compare. You're in for a shock!

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