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BBC live captions call for ‘a moment’s violence’ for the Queen Mother
From Thursday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 4:57PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 5:01PM EDT
A moment’s violence?
“The BBC has been criticized by deaf groups over ‘ludicrous’ computer-generated subtitles which have labelled the Labour leader ‘Ed Miller Band’ [Ed Miliband] and announced ‘a moment’s violence’ for the Queen Mother,” The Telegraph reports. “Hard-of-hearing viewers have been left ‘utterly perplexed’ by errors in the live captions – which have also renamed the Ireland rugby team ‘Island.’ Deaf people have expressed their shock at being told a town was expecting a visit from the ‘Arch bitch of Canterbury’ during one local BBC news broadcast. … The blunders have become so regular that a dedicated website has been set up by bemused viewers.”
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They need to use a word filter....it could have come out Arch B***** of Canterbury.
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My mother is hard of hearing so she keeps the closed captioning on. I always get a kick out of the screw-ups that I see when I watch it.
It looks to me like most CC on live shows is now done by computer; and it reduces itself to complete gibberish in a very short time. If I was hard of hearing, I'd hate to have to try to make sense out of what the CC was showing me. A lot of times, it hurts rather than helps!
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