Leosghost - 4:58 am on Dec 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
The BBC website seems to have been hiring from the Grauniad[sic] for the last 5 years or so, their homepage typos and grammatical errors are getting worse..People are described as "Italy man" ( for "Italian man" ), "America man" ( for "American man" ) , "Australia woman" ( for "Australian woman" ) etc..
Pure Chavspeak innit, no respek fo' gramuh.. :-(
"Walla" irritates me too..as does "bizzard" for bizarre, and similar crimes against "listening carefully", rather than approximating in speech or writing, the sound that one thought one heard..
I remember a post in the copyright forum here where the OP was complaining about the quality of outsourced articles which they found to be full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, and basically asking how to "train writers in English"..
Their own OP had more mistakes than a 30 over par golf round..and English was "apparently" ( according to them ) their first language..
Another "hate"..ads that redirect when one clicks on the "x" to close them..and ads ( such as the BBC were allowing for a while for those of us who visit from outside the UK ) that "zoom" out to fill half the page when the cursor passes over them, on the way to a navigation element..
So, we're stuck reading things like "a apple" or "an banana"... but it hurts my brain.
It happens in all languages..unfortunately it is a by-product of the unwillingness, ( due to "PC" considerations, either self imposed or imposed from outside ) by those who know better, to correct those who do not..
Murphy's law dictates that I will have made many errors in the above;) however it is very late here,06.00am, and my speeelchucker has always been schizophrenic about me typing in English on a French language system and keyboard..