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(News.com.au)   The Chinese "Year of the Horse"? Well, not according to the BBC subtitle machine   (news.com.au) divider line 75
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2014-02-03 05:03:10 AM
Is news subtiling now done by automated systems? Would expain the failure to associate horse and year in a system designed for western media.
 
2014-02-03 05:20:12 AM
Will they communicate by mo-o-o-o-ores?
 
2014-02-03 07:09:36 AM
Of Coors.
 
2014-02-03 07:20:17 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Will they communicate by mo-o-o-o-ores?


Mores what?

Oh, you mean *MORSE*.  No, they won't.  But I do.

/A Morse BJ would be fun to receive.
 
2014-02-03 07:48:32 AM
No, no. We celebrate by wearing comical Viking helmets.

Year of the Norse.
 
2014-02-03 07:53:01 AM
dittybopper:
/A Morse BJ would be fun to receive.

MMU
 
2014-02-03 07:53:44 AM
First thing I thought of:

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-03 07:53:52 AM

IoSaturnalia: dittybopper:
/A Morse BJ would be fun to receive.

MMU


Come back.
Come back.
Come back!
Say again!
Say again!

over.
 
2014-02-03 07:53:53 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-03 07:54:47 AM

gsiofa: First thing I thought of:


Damnit! Can't we make posting on le mobile easier?

/but first, the whores!!!
 
2014-02-03 07:55:54 AM

Year of the....

3.bp.blogspot.com

WHORE!

 
2014-02-03 08:00:42 AM

jamspoon: Is news subtiling now done by automated systems? Would expain the failure to associate horse and year in a system designed for western media.


Some of it.
Which is why they have disclaimers on the programs.

It's the new age way: Why pay for a human being continuously, when you can have a large one-time payment for something that almost does the job.
 
2014-02-03 08:01:21 AM
Well, girls born during this year will be very interesting
 
2014-02-03 08:04:14 AM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-03 08:08:27 AM
"The BBC had a bit of a blunder overnight when instead of welcoming viewers to the year of the horse, the subtitles instead welcomed everyone to "the year of the whore" instead."

"This isn't the first time the BBC has had a subtitle stuff up either. In 2011, some pigs loved to "nibble anything that comes into the sheds, like our willies".

25.media.tumblr.com

fmacskasy.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-03 08:08:28 AM

Tr0mBoNe: IoSaturnalia: dittybopper:
/A Morse BJ would be fun to receive.

MMU

Come back.
Come back.
Come back!
Say again!
Say again!

over.


No, it would be:

IMI IMI PSE AGN AGN K
 
2014-02-03 08:10:39 AM

Resident Muslim: jamspoon: Is news subtiling now done by automated systems? Would expain the failure to associate horse and year in a system designed for western media.

Some of it.
Which is why they have disclaimers on the programs.

It's the new age way: Why pay for a human being continuously, when you can have a large one-time payment for something that almost does the job.


I dated a deaf girl in College so I have some experience with human entered CC, it was terrible. I used to hate CC because of all the spelling and grammatical errors.  Given the degeneration of the English language on the internet and in newspapers I can only assume that people are completely unfit for the task anyway.
 
2014-02-03 08:13:29 AM
Fark: bringing you TV bloopers the rest of the world saw days - if not weeks, or even years - earlier.
 
2014-02-03 08:15:33 AM
That's...not a real time.
 
2014-02-03 08:20:21 AM
bbc subtitling = consistently bad for years.

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, many years ago, I used to watch the live annual 'budget' on the bbc. Back then I smoked and drank, so it was important to find out what was being said and by who and finding out how much cigs & booze were going up by.
One year, I hit the subtitles by mistake, but what I saw changed how I felt about subtitling, when on the screen, appeared the phrase "The Chancellor of the EXCHANGE HER..." and my brain hasn't let that one be forgot!
These days, the BBC subtitling dept has it's work cut out. thanks to the closed captions on youtube, which pretty much yield a fine array of misinterpretations and 'wtf?' moments.
 
2014-02-03 08:21:37 AM
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Should be a GREAT year!
 
2014-02-03 08:23:08 AM
After last night's game...not even close to being the Year of the Horse
 
2014-02-03 08:24:05 AM
static1.beanscdn.co.uk
 
2014-02-03 08:24:47 AM
I prefer the BBC's version...
 
2014-02-03 08:25:24 AM

macross87: gsiofa: First thing I thought of:

Damnit! Can't we make posting on le mobile easier?

/but first, the whores!!!


If you would, we'll have the presentation. Then, we'll have the whores!

/still makes me laugh
 
2014-02-03 08:27:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Will they communicate by mo-o-o-o-ores?


You mean moops?
 
2014-02-03 08:32:34 AM
sarahjessicaparkerlookslikeahorse.files.wordpress.com

Who's a happy horse?
 
2014-02-03 08:35:36 AM
So it's going to be another big year for reality TV?
 
2014-02-03 08:35:41 AM
Phonetic syllable keyboards.

The end.
 
2014-02-03 08:36:52 AM
Year of the Horse?

Not in Denver!
 
2014-02-03 08:39:25 AM
Best.  Autocorrect.  Ever.
 
2014-02-03 08:41:57 AM
amptoons.com
 
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2014-02-03 08:42:42 AM
Why is that funny?  I was born in the Chinese year of the whores.
tornadofamilyvalues.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-03 08:49:41 AM
I'm sorry if it's difficult to hear what I am saying but it's the year of the hoarse.
 
2014-02-03 08:52:06 AM
I dont know enough about chinese astrology to know what the animals in its rotation even are.
 
2014-02-03 08:56:34 AM
my father was always one to yell.  One time when I was younger he either slipped or caught him self mid rant.  What came out was not intended, but it was one of the best mistakes I have heard when somebody was cussing me out.

I think he meant to say "ah, horseshiat" or bullshiat
Instead we got "ah, horsepussy!"

I have spread that phrase at my work place and it seems to be taking off.
 
2014-02-03 08:57:43 AM
When's the next Year of the Cock?
 
2014-02-03 08:58:20 AM

jamspoon: Is news subtiling now done by automated systems? Would expain the failure to associate horse and year in a system designed for western media.


Yeah, because they do lots of live stuff, the only real option is to have something automated, so you get these sorts of things on a fairly regular basis if you are paying attention, like having a moments violence when the Queen Mother died, or the Arch biatch of Canterbury visiting a town, etc.
 
2014-02-03 09:04:16 AM
Name two things that get ridden?
 
2014-02-03 09:09:54 AM

verdigris1: [img.fark.net image 640x480]
Should be a GREAT year!


Yes, but don't get carried away celebrating!

scoophunters.com
 
GBB
2014-02-03 09:11:08 AM

neversubmit: Name two things that get ridden?


bikes and waves
 
2014-02-03 09:15:11 AM

GBB: neversubmit: Name two things that get ridden?

bikes and waves


Thanks for not replying boys and goats. No I'm not kidding this is fark.com
 
2014-02-03 09:15:20 AM
Is it the year of the horse?

Nay.
 
2014-02-03 09:32:33 AM
Xing Nian Kuai Le!
 
2014-02-03 09:33:38 AM
You see, officer, it wasn't my fault, it was a misunderstanding with the BBC...
 
2014-02-03 09:35:17 AM
Butt-head:  "Dude!  They have whores and prostitutes in here!"
Beavis:  "Cool.  Maybe after we're done tipping the cows we can go look at 'em."
Butt-head:  "You don't just look at 'em, dumbass.  You, like, look at 'em naked."
 
2014-02-03 09:36:51 AM

verdigris1: [img.fark.net image 640x480]
Should be a GREAT year!


"'Twas a year I wished would never end."

Now that would be bringing in the New Year with a bang!  Several, in fact.
 
2014-02-03 09:39:30 AM
If only Phillip Seymour Hoffman had seen this news story perhaps he would still be alive.  Although I suppose one could OD on whores as well.
 
2014-02-03 09:46:50 AM
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2014-02-03 09:49:54 AM

GBB: neversubmit: Name two things that get ridden?

bikes and waves


and books.
 
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