Back in days of old, when the internet wasn’t even a glint in a nuclear accelerator scientist’s eye, the English-speaking world depended on the BBC World Service for its information. Its role was huge, and its place in history is assured, especially given the importance of its broadcasts during the second world war, to families across Europe hunched over their wireless sets anxiously waiting for news of events that were to decide all their futures. Even to this day, we associate Churchill’s voice with the dampened tones of long-wave radio transmission.
But nowadays, we don’t take the time to prepare the news properly, we just scribble and transmit. The bastion of English that was the BBC is now somewhat eroded. Never mind the mindless chatter on the latest reality show, they make strange mistakes even in the news..! Using adjectives as verbs… how the mighty have fallen.
What a pointless photo in any case. It’s a still from a very poor-quality video, and you can’t tell what’s going on.