August 08, 2008

And so the Olympics

And what sporting event would be complete without terrible bbc jokes and puns?

So far the worst:

‘a countdown Carol Vorderman would be proud of..’ – particularly terrible because she was recently effectively sacked.

‘Not so much House of Flying Daggers as House of Falling Stars.’ – terrible

Meanwhile the fireworks and drumshow were great.

Edit And sports presenters should probably shy away from broad cultural and historical statements – Zheng He is not Zhang Yi


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  1. I friend of mine swears he heard a BBC commentator say after a Chinese athlete made a slight error in the gymnastics “There’s the first chink in the armour”.

    I don’t know if I believe this. The idea of a Chinese gymnast making a mistake is a little far fetched.

    11 Aug 2008, 13:20

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    That’s naughty. I don’t think the press would have let them get away with saying that.

    24 Aug 2008, 10:36

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    I don’t know if anyone remembers a radio presenter making a racist remark about a footballers. I won’t go into what was said but it was not good. There was a big issue (rightfully) about that incident.

    30 Sep 2008, 10:38

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    does anyone know the name of the BBC radio presenter who asked a taxi firm “not to send a Asian driver” and had faced the sack?

    03 Dec 2008, 03:00

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    does anyone know the name of the BBC radio presenter who asked a taxi firm “not to send a Asian driver” and had faced the sack?

    03 Dec 2008, 03:02

  6. Sam Mason

    That was Sam Mason made the comments while ordering a taxi for her 14-year-old daughter who she said would be “freaked out” by a turban-wearing driver.

    05 Dec 2008, 12:20

  7. Peter Watson

    That’s not very nice! That’s the first I’ve heeard of that story!!!!!

    Just read that article. Glad to know he was sacked!!!!!

    05 Dec 2008, 12:23

  8. Tanya Hiller

    She, not he!

    Either way, good action from BBC.

    05 Dec 2008, 12:36

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    That’s quite out of order. I’m sure it was regretted. There’s no room for racism.

    05 Dec 2008, 12:40

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    Yes, I agree with that too.

    05 Dec 2008, 14:31

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    Isn’t it quite funny that most of these remarks seem to be coming from BBC. Not a very good example is it? Anyway, whether it’s from BBC or Tom/Dick/Harry – There’s no need for it! It’s just asking for trouble!

    James.

    06 Dec 2008, 21:53

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    totally agree with Limo hire. There’s no need for these types of remarks.

    11 Dec 2008, 17:37

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    They should be setting good examples..

    18 Dec 2008, 13:50

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    Going back to the Chinese gymnast topic. That was out of order!

    18 Dec 2008, 13:52

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    Any means of racism is out of order.

    18 Dec 2008, 13:53

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    Sports presenters should probably shy away from broad cultural and historical statements.

    Good statement!

    18 Dec 2008, 13:55

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    Totally agree with that too.

    18 Dec 2008, 13:59

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    i am sure sports presenters have the same guidelines which need to be followed like the other presenters.

    22 Dec 2008, 00:50

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    Seems like the original post has been edited. Oh well.. At least there was some positive feedback.

    13 Feb 2009, 01:51


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