BBC Website in 'excessive use' of quotation marks!

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by def90cars, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. def90cars

    def90cars Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,528
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    Location:
    Derby
    Car:
    S205 AMG C63S, W204 C63 AMG PPP, Abarth 595 Competizione, Fiat 500 Twinair, Toyota Carina E GTi
    I've noticed nearly all the headlines on the BBC site have quotes in them. Most of them are "irrelevant" to the story.

    Is it to protect so they can say it was someone else's words not theirs?

    Also they seem to use the apostrophe rather than quotations marks.... or is my knowledge of grammar and punctuation out of date?

    I still can use the word "till" as a replacement for until..... it's 'til..... :dk:

    Gen Y!! :devil:
     
  2. MD5

    MD5 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,206
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Car:
    wme451 a124 r129 s211 r230 w251
    Me and a mate once settled a drunken argument over apostrophe 's's by arm wrestling, so the rules have changed now. I can't remember if we took minutes to refer to to advise you properly!
     
  3. Troon

    Troon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,183
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Car:
    A big one
  4. MD5

    MD5 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,206
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Car:
    wme451 a124 r129 s211 r230 w251
  5. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    16,973
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    W204 C180 Executive SE 2013 Automatic / COMAND NTG4.7 and Morel speakers fitted by www.comand.co.uk
    The BBC always try to appease all parties...

    Terrorist attack convoy.

    Convoy attacked by 'terrosits'.

    The former will enrage supporters of the attackers.

    The latter wil result in protests from supporters of those on the receiving end.

    Or, off late, the BBC are trying to completely distance themselves from the news:

    Gunmen fire at convoy...
     
  6. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,720
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Next Door to Alice - 25 'kin years now
    Car:
    C55 AMG Wagon - W124 300te 4matic Wagon - BMW 4.8is X5 E53 - SWB Pajero 3.5 V6 24v
    Not the terrosits? I had that once after a badly cooked curry.
     
    4 people like this.
  7. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    16,973
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    W204 C180 Executive SE 2013 Automatic / COMAND NTG4.7 and Morel speakers fitted by www.comand.co.uk
    B****y smartphones :eek: :D
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.