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Oh for the life of a sub editor. It must be the most thankless task: people only notice you when you don't do your job perfectly. And when it comes to spelling and grammar, someone can always be relied upon to notice. Screen grab of the offending article But it is also a position of incredible power, which must occasionally …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Better Off....

    They'd have been better off giving them a season of 24 on the iPod, that would at least give them an idea of how to deal with terrorism :)

  2. Nick

    Politicians should watch more TV

    That's just what Richard Curtiss said in his speech at the Baftas this week!

  3. ian

    which would you prefer

    Which do you prefer?

    * Politicians watching TV

    * Poliitcians making new laws.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Will the mighty Reg not comment...

    ...on the fact that they have created this content to be viewed *outside of working hours*?

    Slippery slope indeed -- it can't be long until we hear of stuff like this:

    "Home Office seeks to increase operational efficiency by mandating working through lunch."

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Watching videos?

    Aren't they employed full time to read the collected works of Aldous Huxley, George Orwell and Philip K. Dick, looking for brilliant new policy initiatives?

  6. Aubry Thonon

    Pot & Kettle, anybody?

    "Clearly, the sub editor at the BBC was struck but the utterly obvious nonsensical nature of this idea, and so struck a blow for the forces of good by removing the word "not" from a Home Office spokesperson quote:"

    Surely the ElReg sub-editor(s) should have caught the spelling mistake? (hint: it's after the word "struck")

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