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(BBC) NewsFlash Helicopter hits construction crane, crashes in central London   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 19
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2013-01-16 06:15:00 AM  
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I have a lot of friends near there. Been on the phone all morning

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.


2 dead. 9 injured, one critically. Having that much disdain for humanity must make you a very ronery person
2013-01-16 06:26:20 AM  
2 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.


This isn't a NEECARRAGWAH deal. The pronunciation of "Thames" is well established and there is absolutely no excuse for a broadcast journalist to get it wrong. None.
2013-01-16 04:34:06 AM  
2 votes:
Oh my god a second crane has been hit!!!
2013-01-16 04:00:09 PM  
1 votes:

Radioactive Ass: If they had somewhere in their country named that and that's how the pronounced the one in their country then I'd give it a pass.


If they receive a pay check for professionally reporting things from the outside world, I wouldn't.
2013-01-16 01:54:42 PM  
1 votes:

gunther_bumpass: Radioactive Ass: thisdaydreamer: Aaaaand MSNBC manages to mispronounce Thames. Way to go, American media.

Well the American river that's spelled the same (in Connecticut) sounds like it's spelled (THA) and not TEM. I'd think that there might be a little leeway there.

exactly. People in different countries pronounce things differently. Big deal. Do you (not YOU you of course) pronounce Paris as "pa-ree"? Because you'd sound like a twat if you did (and you weren't like, French).


Do you pronounce the name of the river running through Paris as the Signe?
Wouldn't you notice if a British reporter talked about the Sjoox River?
2013-01-16 11:41:03 AM  
1 votes:

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.


Then why the fark did you even enter this thread? Why come in a thread and just shiat all over it? Obviously people care enough about it, if they are here discussing it. Jesus Christ you're grating.

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2013-01-16 11:05:39 AM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.


How do you pronounce the Seine?

Paris, Copenhagen, Prague have pre-established alternate English names. Thames does not have an alternate because it's already English, "temmz". Anyone with a High School diploma knows this.

Most Americans have no idea how to pronounce Denmark's capital in Danish.
2013-01-16 10:40:17 AM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'm going to come out in defense of saying "Thaymes." It shouldn't be the duty of a reporter to report the news with the pronunciation of the locals. NPR is notoriously bad at this, with everyone sounding like Speedy Gonzales every time a Hispanic name is mentioned. Paris doesn't get the local treatment and we still all know what city we're referencing.


Ah, Paris in springtime! Sitting on the bank of the Signe...
2013-01-16 08:23:23 AM  
1 votes:
Why do people complain about a news story is that doesn't affect them specifically? This IS news. There is a world outside of your own little corner. If you don't care, skip over and carry on with your day.

For me, at the very least this news has helped me plan my journey home to avoid Vauxhall.
2013-01-16 08:07:37 AM  
1 votes:
The story circulating here is that the crane operator had come down from his cockpit to pick something up and was heading back up the tower when the helicopter hit...if true, that farker should go get himself a lottery ticket for tonight's draw
2013-01-16 07:20:10 AM  
1 votes:

Bomb Head Mohammed: I'm so very ashamed that I don't rate a clever or witty personal insult. I will repent by doing what so many here suggest that I should be, apparently, and treating this unfortunate but minor traffic accident on a foggy day as an Important and Life Changing piece of Important News that I should be "freaked out" over and that clearly requires worldwide circulation and NEWS FLASH importance.

See the first picture that Stanz posted? See the bus on the road there? If you were in that bus, this is how this incident would have affected you: after a few moments being stopped by police, the police would have diverted your bus into the other lane and your bus would have proceeded via an alternate route to your destination. You might be a few minutes late to work.

But, you know, go on, keep doing your best Mrs. Lovejoy impression.


Yeah, you're either drunk, on drugs, or trolling. First you whine about every single car accident in the world not being shown on television, then you complain about this only being reported to satiate some kind of bloodlust, and now you're throwing Simpsons' quotes at something that has nothing to do with the quote.
2013-01-16 07:00:29 AM  
1 votes:

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.

No because she has friends who live and work in buildings on that street.


Oh no slighly delayed morning commute! shock horror!
Keizer_Ghidorah: you're right. let's all pray for all the omaria that this thread has brought out. Won't somebody think of the omaria?


Were you born an idiot, or did it happen over time?
2013-01-16 06:38:54 AM  
1 votes:

Bomb Head Mohammed: DON.MAC: Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.
This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.
I'm in Melbourne Australia and it is very local to someone in my house.

Because a friend of theirs happens to be in London, a city of 8 million people?
I'm a pilot currently just north of London and I occasionally fly helicopters and have several friends in the area who do as well. I don't even begin to pretend that this unfortunate accident is even slightly relevant to me or any of my hundreds of family and friends who live in and around London. Short of your friend being the direct relative of one of the pilots involved, you need to get a grip and a wee bit of perspective. And, even if your friend is a direct relative of one of the pilots, this still in no way makes this worldwide news other than it attracts the sort of viewers who are attracted to fire and explosition like cats are to shiny things.


So you're being an asshole because you're that something like this is on the news? Sad that you feel the need to troll with and shiat on an incident like this.
2013-01-16 06:02:39 AM  
1 votes:

Disgruntled Goat: Well, it's a good thing I am not directly under a crash that happened across the ocean from me.

This is not a newsflash item. This, like most things, is LOCAL NEWS.


You do realise that there are people from countries other than the US on Fark?
2013-01-16 05:47:29 AM  
1 votes:
Correct pronunciation for 'Thames' is Tems
2013-01-16 05:13:06 AM  
1 votes:

thisdaydreamer: Aaaaand MSNBC manages to mispronounce Thames. Way to go, American media.


Well the American river that's spelled the same (in Connecticut) sounds like it's spelled (THA) and not TEM. I'd think that there might be a little leeway there.
2013-01-16 04:52:55 AM  
1 votes:
The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (To the Crane).
2013-01-16 04:36:35 AM  
1 votes:
I'm writing my Congressprick and demanding he introduce tough new crane control legislation.
2013-01-16 04:29:35 AM  
1 votes:
 
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