Monday, 3 August 2009

I complained, impeded by their difficulties . . .

Tomasz Schafernaker just (on 2/9/09, which your complaints engine will not accept) told us we might want to get "that barbecue" out.

Now either he suggests that we have more than one apiece, or he is unaware of the word "your" or this is yet another petty over dramatisation of the
weather report, as common elsewhere.

Over uses of "that" and "those" are commonly made to suggest sycophancy, or precocity/preciousness.

Obviously another weather presenter has set the standard for all this, and there are others in other areas who have led the way.

There is far too much of it, kindly desist.

As you see below I am not permitted to reveal their reply. I am not ashamed of my "comment" which they claim will be circulated high and low at the BBC, but their reply is on the secret list. If it was circulated with my complaint everything would be different.
And the BBC would be a merrier place.

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1 comment:

  1. It pays to be over fussy sometimes, I think you are quite right to blow a fuse. The Beeb will be overprotective of their own though, don't you see?
    It is worth bearing in mind that the BBC is a little country in its own right , the envoys of E-maildom and Complainticum will always prevaricate and mouth pleasantries back to you.

    The job slots have to be justified!


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