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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

It Came by Ship Pt 3

Mutahi Kagwe left out one section in the proposed media bill: 'Thou shalt not use English in any form, other than in it's rightful grammatical form in all your publication, electronic or otherwise.'

This screenshot is from the 9pm news on 6th June 2007 on NTV, who take the raspberry for improper use of grammar. Here’s a simple lesson guys: it may be pronounced as ‘am’ but it is written as ‘I’m’.

Oh, and on that day after the KQ crash when you ran the title: ‘Cancelling ongoing for relatives’, please remember that as much as they are pronounced the same, what you used is totally different from ‘counseling’.

You must have been very far from the ship when it docked.


Blogger kipepeo said...

classic! Kenyan media sometimes! I wonder whether they are joking or they seriously do some of this stuff...seriously?!!

11:07 pm  
Blogger mwasjd said...

I figure that doing live news leaves these jamaas with no time to get their act together. Shouldn't they prep these things early enough and have an editor go through them? 'Cancelling' (for crying out loud!!!)

1:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaani! Sometimes I wonder where the bosses at? Cause some of those "typos" are ridiculous! Then lately its like they got someone new, cause the errors are just too obvious!

1:59 pm  
Blogger Acolyte said...

Good looking out, that was indeed funny!

6:04 pm  

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