I enjoy the stationary bikes in the gym. They’ve got a little telly built in, and I normally watch subtitled BBC news for half an hour or so whilst pretending to pedal hard. I don’t know the science of how the subtitles work: I have no idea if it’s automatic, or there’s a little man frantically typing, or what, but there are some epic fails. Here’s some that’s just happened. You shouldn’t laugh, really, as some of the topics are so serious, but the macabreness of it is what makes it funny in a way (Oh non-existant God, forgive me!)
We were told how a mother is coping with her “thick little boy” who is sick in hospital with “rain cancer”…
On a beheading of a journalist by a grisly terrrorist group, we were told that the scene was “offal — — offal — — terrible“.
“The clear message that President Obama Dave Rahm Moscow was … Dystonia is a member of NATO…” So back off our dear friend Dystonia, Mr. Putin! (or our Prez, Mr. Rahm, will get you!)…
A company was referred to “as the biggest employer in the area with around 1000 Mormons in the pipeline — — more in the pipeline”
And that was just the really stupid ones in the last half hour! P.S. Google “bbc news subtitle fail” for t3h lolz. Also see here!
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