Rantings of a sub-editor

September 16, 2010

Two people sit between a clock

Excellent caption to this picture on p11 of the Metro this morning:

"Back in time: Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams sit between an old clock after their onscreen clock graphic failed yesterday."

 The Daily Mail’s caption was positively elegant in comparison. And I don’t say that very often. 

 Meanwhile, Trenchard has emailed the following: 

 Did you read this from today’s grauniad?

‘The Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has been hit with a sexual discrimination lawsuit from three former female employees who claim the firm has a testosterone-driven culture of press-up contests on the trading floor, male-dominated golf outings and scantily clad escorts at an office Christmas party.  

‘Orlich claims she was excluded from golf outings, and recounts displays of “masculinity” including a push-up contest on the trading floor. And she asserts that a 2007 Christmas party for a sales team featured female escorts “wearing short black skirts, strapless tops and Santa hats”.’  

Former female employees? Are they now men?  

I don’t know about you, but push-up contest made me think wonderbra rather than masculinity … And ‘Santa hats’ … er, are these often associated with sexiness? 

Blimey. Former females in push-up bras and Santa hats. Someone woke up in an interesting mood. 😉 




  1. The Beeb may have alarming time issues but the Mail has not clocked its own lack of attention to minute detail: “your late or not” instead of “you’re …”. And are the Breakfast bosses really of a permanently crimson hue and in possession of visages – or merely red-faced?

    Comment by Richard Dixon — September 16, 2010 @ 9:17 am | Reply

    • Oh my goodness, that’s awful! I only read the caption, before. There are strange things and typos and missing hyphens all the way through the copy. Mon Dieu.

      Comment by substuff — September 16, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply

  2. “Two people sit between a clock”? ITYM “A clock between two sitting people”.

    Or possibly “Bill Turnbull gets his big clock out for a very special Breakfast”.


    Comment by Rick Role — September 18, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

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