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(Daily Mail)   BBC radio announcer drops the "C bomb" during his show while doing a story about Jeremy Hunt. Bonus: His name is Naughtie   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 45
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2010-12-06 12:03:02 PM

BBC radio announcer drops the "C bomb" during his show


Bet he feels like a right Berk.

We'll have no more of that Naughtie language.


*predicts this thread will be entirely too silly*
 
2010-12-06 12:03:07 PM
Cromulent?
 
2010-12-06 12:03:49 PM
Not that big a problem in Britain. You can get away with saying stuff that would make the censors head explode in the US and show boobies. Wonderful magnificent boobies.
 
2010-12-06 12:03:56 PM
Cromwellian?
 
2010-12-06 12:05:23 PM
www.joe-ks.com
 
2010-12-06 12:05:33 PM
I suppose it could have gone worse, his guest could have been Mike Hunt.
 
2010-12-06 12:07:40 PM
"...coming up next, an interview with author Dean Koontz."
 
2010-12-06 12:07:48 PM
Cluster?

You see, 'cluster bomb'... Because he dropped a c-bomb so a cluster bomb would be something that was dropped but it'd be funny because a radio announcer wouldn't normally be dropping a real bomb (especially a cluster bomb)... ahh, forget it.
 
2010-12-06 12:08:03 PM
Did he display a cunning array of stunts?
 
2010-12-06 12:08:24 PM
Oh noes! I am super offended! Cumberbatch is a horrible word to say in decent public.
 
2010-12-06 12:09:57 PM
was he about a german philosopher?
 
2010-12-06 12:10:20 PM
Cleveland?
 
2010-12-06 12:11:56 PM
What a silly bunt!
 
2010-12-06 12:12:12 PM
i.ytimg.com
 
2010-12-06 12:12:18 PM
What's funnier is that his colleague does it shortly after (new window)
 
2010-12-06 12:14:43 PM
Nice.
 
2010-12-06 12:16:22 PM
What kind of half assed operation are they running over at the BBC where they don't have a DUMP button. I'm looking at ours right now.

Everything is on a 15 second delay. Ergo, you have 15 seconds to press the little button that says DUMP, and it will jump everything up to live, cancelling the delay and resulting in nothing vulgar to go out over the transmitter.

You suck BBC. Get a new damn master control board. Trust me, DUMP comes in handy when dealing with moments of derp.

Murica, better than England since 1776.
 
2010-12-06 12:17:34 PM
C U Next Tuesday
 
2010-12-06 12:19:33 PM
One if by land, two if by C.

You lost, get over it.
 
2010-12-06 12:20:28 PM
Reality Dichotomist: Murica, better than England since 1776.

We invented time, so suck it.

/seriously, that's why there's no delay, they have to accommodate the Greenwich 'pips'
 
2010-12-06 12:23:47 PM
FarkinNortherner: Reality Dichotomist: Murica, better than England since 1776.

We invented time, so suck it.

/seriously, that's why there's no delay, they have to accommodate the Greenwich 'pips'


Actually there is a delay, we invented that as well this being the BBC an' all, I can't understand why he didn't kick it. I've been led to believe the radio 4 folks prefer to just sit in an empty room with a 'microphone on' button rather than play with any of that controller nonsense.
 
2010-12-06 12:23:58 PM
Audio (new window)

Did anyone read the comments? Oy vey.
 
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2010-12-06 12:24:45 PM
Reality Dichotomist : You suck BBC. Get a new damn master control board. Trust me, DUMP comes in handy when dealing with moments of derp.

Ooorrr, we could just pretend that we all count as adults and that these things happen, and move on instead of making a faux pax by the news, into news.

The older I get, the more I realize how immature most of us act.

Then again, I suppose some Good Christians(tm) probably watch that broadcast, and flooded the switchboard complaining about the mote in their brother's eye.
 
2010-12-06 12:26:38 PM
Wouldn't have happened if they hired Eric Idle
 
2010-12-06 12:36:58 PM
FTFA: BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie stunned listeners of the Today programme this morning when he accidentally uttered the C-word before 8am.

It's apparently OK to say this after 8am???
 
2010-12-06 12:37:12 PM
mwinter: What's funnier is that his colleague does it shortly after (new window)

CSB time.

I own Andrew Marr's (Naughties colleague) old car. I got a cracking deal on it as it was very low mileage and had been really well looked after.

Related to the story, I remember a newscaster meaning to say "the Kent countryside" on the main evening news quite a few years back, unfortunately he spooned it and it came out as "the coont kentryside".
 
2010-12-06 12:39:09 PM
Feed_The_Walrus: Actually there is a delay

Think about feedback on live broadcasts and get back to me on that one...
 
2010-12-06 12:41:35 PM
He needs to rehumanize himself.
 
2010-12-06 12:46:57 PM
farkingjackhole: FTFA: BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie stunned listeners of the Today programme this morning when he accidentally uttered the C-word before 8am.

It's apparently OK to say this after 8am???


"coont" in the UK does not inspire the same sort of reaction that it does in the US

it's still a "bad word" but it's closer to "what an ass" than "what a farking douchebag"
 
2010-12-06 12:49:56 PM
Knara: farkingjackhole: FTFA: BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie stunned listeners of the Today programme this morning when he accidentally uttered the C-word before 8am.

It's apparently OK to say this after 8am???

"coont" in the UK does not inspire the same sort of reaction that it does in the US

it's still a "bad word" but it's closer to "what an ass" than "what a farking douchebag"


I understand that. My point was more to how the article is worded, as if to say using the word prior to 8am is a big no-no, but after 8am it's A-OK.
 
2010-12-06 12:50:11 PM
FarkinNortherner: Feed_The_Walrus: Actually there is a delay

Think about feedback on live broadcasts and get back to me on that one...


That's a good point, I thought that they used a delay system on the radio, they have one on live TV.
 
2010-12-06 12:51:59 PM
Pinko_Commie: mwinter: What's funnier is that his colleague does it shortly after (new window)

CSB time.

I own Andrew Marr's (Naughties colleague) old car. I got a cracking deal on it as it was very low mileage and had been really well looked after.

Related to the story, I remember a newscaster meaning to say "the Kent countryside" on the main evening news quite a few years back, unfortunately he spooned it and it came out as "the coont kentryside".


About the car, Is it the lil Blue one seen on the open of Mr. Marr's Sunday programme?

Fun fact about Jeremy CuHunt. In his job as Culture Secretary, he has oversight of the BBC.

and a link to the Beeb's Nicky Campbell's C bomb (NSFW)
Link
 
2010-12-06 12:52:54 PM
I can only speak as an American radio producer, but there is a built in 7.5 second delay for all broadcasts, except for certain sporting events.

For most mid to major markets, that gets doubled by another 7.5 seconds to a total of 15 when sent through to the transmitter.

It's so subtle, that you can't detect it. We can ramp in and out of delay and you would never know it. A special processor speeds up the signal or slows it down by such a small fractional margin, the human ear can't tell it. Quite nice engineering.

So I find it hard to believe that the BBC, even when "live" doesn't have at least a 7.5 second delay.

But again, I'm not familiar with British broadcast rules and regulations.
 
2010-12-06 12:53:20 PM
Knara: farkingjackhole: FTFA: BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie stunned listeners of the Today programme this morning when he accidentally uttered the C-word before 8am.

It's apparently OK to say this after 8am???

"coont" in the UK does not inspire the same sort of reaction that it does in the US

it's still a "bad word" but it's closer to "what an ass" than "what a farking douchebag"


Actually it is still considered the most vile and crass profanity in our language, by most.

You can occasionally hear one after the watershed.
 
2010-12-06 01:01:51 PM
Disgraceful. We can't be exposing these Naughtie bits like this.
 
2010-12-06 01:11:34 PM
bixpchiphead: About the car, Is it the lil Blue one seen on the open of Mr. Marr's Sunday programme?

No, unfortunately not, that is a Nissan Figaro which was apparently hired for filming the intro.

Mine is blue and small, but it's much more modern. Renault Clio Sport 182 (new window). 3 years old when I bought it but it only had 18k miles on it, bloody bargain and fantastic fun.
 
2010-12-06 01:17:43 PM
farkingjackhole: "coont" in the UK does not inspire the same sort of reaction that it does in the US

it's still a "bad word" but it's closer to "what an ass" than "what a farking douchebag"


Well, it's a bit stronger than that, though you do sometimes hear it late at night. The BBC's swearing policy can be bizarre - I know Mock the Week and HIGNFY are sometimes allowed only a certain number of "farks" in the episode.
 
2010-12-06 01:26:18 PM
FarkinNortherner: Reality Dichotomist: Murica, better than England since 1776.

We invented time, so suck it.

/seriously, that's why there's no delay, they have to accommodate the Greenwich 'pips'


I thought the pips were from Motown, Gladys Knight and all that
 
2010-12-06 01:59:00 PM
Reality Dichotomist: What kind of half assed operation are they running over at the BBC where they don't have a DUMP button. I'm looking at ours right now.

Everything is on a 15 second delay. Ergo, you have 15 seconds to press the little button that says DUMP, and it will jump everything up to live, cancelling the delay and resulting in nothing vulgar to go out over the transmitter.

You suck BBC. Get a new damn master control board. Trust me, DUMP comes in handy when dealing with moments of derp.

Murica, better than England since 1776.


Yeah. Sanitise everything for the sake of a handful of prudes.
 
2010-12-06 02:24:43 PM
t3.gstatic.com: he said WHAT?
 
2010-12-06 02:55:43 PM
"he accidentally uttered the C-word before 8am."

Oh the bounder. I bet he said 'Felch' before Michelmass too.

String him up by the town hall.
 
2010-12-06 03:13:36 PM
"The 'c' word?"

What, chigger?

Yes, I went there.
 
2010-12-06 03:32:45 PM
AbNo: "The 'c' word?"

What, chigger?

Yes, I went there.


c-word Jim.
 
2010-12-06 07:40:55 PM
He's a Tory, so coont is simply a factual descriptive term
 
2010-12-06 11:07:51 PM
Rising Ape: farkingjackhole: "coont" in the UK does not inspire the same sort of reaction that it does in the US

it's still a "bad word" but it's closer to "what an ass" than "what a farking douchebag"

Well, it's a bit stronger than that, though you do sometimes hear it late at night. The BBC's swearing policy can be bizarre - I know Mock the Week and HIGNFY are sometimes allowed only a certain number of "farks" in the episode.


That's because there is no exact policy. The BBC is always trying to accommodate both the writers' freedom and the public's interest in terms of what is considered to be acceptable content. The only point that everyone agrees upon is the tradition of the 9pm watershed.

What has not been worked out is exactly what the limits are both pre and post watershed, other than programming before 9 should be acceptable viewing for all ages. Any one incident can shift the situation one way or another, and of course changing cultural norms will also affect the choices made. "Love Thy Neighbour" (yes it was ITV but the point is the same) was quite populat in the 1970s but would never be aired today. Conversely, you can now get away with quite a lot more swearing now than you could then.
 
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