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Oh dear BBC

(27 Posts)
MawtheMerrier Tue 10-May-22 08:07:59

It’s bad enough to read about reigning back 🤬 but this is even worse

The same website yesterday referred to Prince Harry’s affinity with Mauri (sic) values.

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 08:12:53

Is it because the BBC website is quoting the news headlines (as pictured above?)
The headline quoted (I can’t make out which paper it is) is clearly using the word ‘reigns’ as a play on ‘reins’.
I’m not sure; the jury is out!

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 08:14:08

Yes. It’s because it’s a quote. Sorry Maw!

MawtheMerrier Tue 10-May-22 08:36:04

I’m not convinced it’s a play on words- I think it’s just because they got it wrong ☹️☹️☹️

MaizieD Tue 10-May-22 08:43:52

It looks like a play on words to me, too, Maw.

But what is 'Mauri' all about? I've no idea, please enlighten me.

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 08:45:38

They are quoting the above headline though!
It’s a ‘what the papers say’ piece

MawtheMerrier Tue 10-May-22 08:49:33

MaizieD

It looks like a play on words to me, too, Maw.

But what is 'Mauri' all about? I've no idea, please enlighten me.

I take it back - see what you mean.
But say “Mauri” out loud and you’ll hear what it should have been.

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 08:51:27

It was The Metro who used the ‘handing over the reigns’ line
It’s quoted here too. It’s not a mistake

volver Tue 10-May-22 09:19:00

I believe that "mauri" is a word in the Maori language.

maoridictionary.co.nz/search?&keywords=mauri

MaizieD Tue 10-May-22 09:40:45

MawtheMerrier

MaizieD

It looks like a play on words to me, too, Maw.

But what is 'Mauri' all about? I've no idea, please enlighten me.

I take it back - see what you mean.
But say “Mauri” out loud and you’ll hear what it should have been.

Nope. Sounds like morey (a non word) to me. Still none the wiser. What is the context?

MawtheMerrier Tue 10-May-22 09:45:29

Oops!😧😧I thought it was a phonetic version of Māori which was used later in the paragraph! blush

annodomini Tue 10-May-22 10:01:50

I had a sudden vision of Prince Harry taking part in a haka, though somehow that could be entirely in character.

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 10:04:48

Sticking out his tongue and showily stomping about, you mean, anno?

Callistemon21 Tue 10-May-22 10:07:32

MaizieD

It looks like a play on words to me, too, Maw.

But what is 'Mauri' all about? I've no idea, please enlighten me.

Is it to do with Mauri values?
Ie spiritual values?

Callistemon21 Tue 10-May-22 10:10:06

MawtheMerrier

Oops!😧😧I thought it was a phonetic version of Māori which was used later in the paragraph! blush

Actually, if so, it's rather an insult to Māori values!

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 10:16:22

I’m ever so confused 😕

Callistemon21 Tue 10-May-22 10:21:12

Te Aka
Māori Dictionary

mauri
1. (noun) life principle, life force, vital essence, special nature, a material symbol of a life principle, source of emotions - the essential quality and vitality of a being or entity. Also used for a physical object, individual, ecosystem or social group in which this essence is located.

Much deeper than some of the waffle expressed by some.

Glorianny Tue 10-May-22 10:28:53

It's a play on words in the original headline and then that headline is quoted. So what's the fuss? Such things used to be quite common in newspapers. Have we now reached the level of literacy where they are no longer appreciated?
But I don't get why it's the fault of the BBC.

kircubbin2000 Tue 10-May-22 10:33:54

Maori. I think NZealand is doing something woke if you look it up.

Sparklefizz Tue 10-May-22 10:37:55

FannyCornforth

Sticking out his tongue and showily stomping about, you mean, anno?

Thanks Fanny, that gave me the first smile of the morning. grin

Callistemon21 Tue 10-May-22 10:49:42

kircubbin2000

Maori. I think NZealand is doing something woke if you look it up.

It's all to do with Harry's new sustainable travel campaign.

www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/10/nz-centre-stage-as-prince-harry-announces-new-sustainable-travel-campaign

JackyB Tue 10-May-22 12:02:19

The BBC (once the ultimate bastion of the English language) makes some toe-curling spelling mistakes on its website. Next time I see one I'll post a screenshot.

In this case though, I agree that the use of reigns instead of reins is a deliberate play on words.

Or did you think Keir Starmer should be "gambolling"!??!?!

FannyCornforth Tue 10-May-22 12:22:56

I’ve just heard the phrase, ‘end of the Keir show’ 😁

NotSpaghetti Tue 10-May-22 19:00:02

I really don't like the way so many informative pieces on both TV and radio seem to end with rather corny "quips".
SO unnecessary. confused

Nannagarra Tue 10-May-22 20:08:43

The BBC is also guilty of non-agreement.

Finally a supermarket sign which doesn’t grate.