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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell 16:59 - Jul 3 with 1450 viewsWeWereZombies

'I know there last match was in Amsterdam, but it might have well have been in Copenhagen' from BBC Live reporting 16:55

[sigh]

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:01 - Jul 3 with 1310 viewsfooters

Your being to hard on her.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:06 - Jul 3 with 1272 viewsJ2BLUE

What's your point?

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:11 - Jul 3 with 1251 viewsMetal_Hacker

*their

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:13 - Jul 3 with 1245 viewsWeWereZombies

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:06 - Jul 3 by J2BLUE

What's your point?


Am I expecting too much of our national broadcaster to get their English correct?

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:14 - Jul 3 with 1237 viewsfooters

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:13 - Jul 3 by WeWereZombies

Am I expecting too much of our national broadcaster to get their English correct?


*there

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:16 - Jul 3 with 1228 viewsJ2BLUE

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:13 - Jul 3 by WeWereZombies

Am I expecting too much of our national broadcaster to get their English correct?


My bad. Thought you had typed something you heard on the radio and it was your English which needed some work!
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:16 - Jul 3 with 1224 viewsScuzzer

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:01 - Jul 3 by footers

Your being to hard on her.


*too

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:16 - Jul 3 with 1221 viewsMetal_Hacker

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:14 - Jul 3 by footers

*there


*they’re

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:22 - Jul 3 with 1188 viewsfooters

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:16 - Jul 3 by Scuzzer

*too



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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:23 - Jul 3 with 1180 viewsnoggin

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:13 - Jul 3 by WeWereZombies

Am I expecting too much of our national broadcaster to get their English correct?


Stop slagging off the English.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 18:18 - Jul 3 with 1046 viewsvapour_trail

Don’t you mean, That Woman?

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 18:22 - Jul 3 with 1030 viewsWeWereZombies

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 18:18 - Jul 3 by vapour_trail

Don’t you mean, That Woman?


No





Although I will admit to finding her commentary a trifle hyperbolic.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:47 - Jul 3 with 915 viewshoppy

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 17:13 - Jul 3 by WeWereZombies

Am I expecting too much of our national broadcaster to get their English correct?


To be fair, it probably wasn’t Vicki that wasn’t one of the brightest sparks, but whoever does the text feed.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:59 - Jul 3 with 893 viewsxrayspecs

Issy, on the R5 commentary had the most bizarre pronunciation of Schmeichel. She managed to add an extra syllable.

Sher-Micheal.

Her co-commentator kept repeating Schmeichel's name, pronouncing it correctly. It was almost as though she was giving her a hint. Which kept being ignored.
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:59 - Jul 3 with 892 viewsKeno

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:47 - Jul 3 by hoppy

To be fair, it probably wasn’t Vicki that wasn’t one of the brightest sparks, but whoever does the text feed.


do you have any evidence for that?

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 07:12 - Jul 4 with 769 viewsWeWereZombies

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:59 - Jul 3 by xrayspecs

Issy, on the R5 commentary had the most bizarre pronunciation of Schmeichel. She managed to add an extra syllable.

Sher-Micheal.

Her co-commentator kept repeating Schmeichel's name, pronouncing it correctly. It was almost as though she was giving her a hint. Which kept being ignored.


I noticed that, but to be fair they did make a good team and brought the tension of what turned out to be a finely poised game to the listener.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 09:19 - Jul 4 with 636 viewsxrayspecs

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 07:12 - Jul 4 by WeWereZombies

I noticed that, but to be fair they did make a good team and brought the tension of what turned out to be a finely poised game to the listener.


They were both very good.

I did wonder if the mispronunciation was some kind of off-air bet, it was so bizarre.
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 10:55 - Jul 4 with 566 viewssolemio

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:59 - Jul 3 by Keno

do you have any evidence for that?


Are you Bully in disguise?
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 11:15 - Jul 4 with 534 viewsKeno

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 10:55 - Jul 4 by solemio

Are you Bully in disguise?
Are you Bully in disguise?


I miss Bully. It would be nice if he returned, you a bit like a messiah making a second coming

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 11:29 - Jul 4 with 510 viewssolemio

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 11:15 - Jul 4 by Keno

I miss Bully. It would be nice if he returned, you a bit like a messiah making a second coming


I agree with your first sentence and the first part of your second!
Possibly the Sparks might fly.
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 12:54 - Jul 4 with 446 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 19:47 - Jul 3 by hoppy

To be fair, it probably wasn’t Vicki that wasn’t one of the brightest sparks, but whoever does the text feed.


Probably done by voice recognition software - and no, I have no evidence for the assertion.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 13:37 - Jul 4 with 414 viewsjayessess

I've seen 3 threads on women commentators on here during the Euros. One was complaining about Emma Hayes correctly pronouncing Azpilicueta and ended up attacking her tone and accent. Another started by saying Alex Scott was lovely and swiftly descended into ogling. Now this one with yet more nitpicking of spelling that moves on to more general petty nonsense. Can we not?
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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 14:37 - Jul 4 with 370 viewsWeWereZombies

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 13:37 - Jul 4 by jayessess

I've seen 3 threads on women commentators on here during the Euros. One was complaining about Emma Hayes correctly pronouncing Azpilicueta and ended up attacking her tone and accent. Another started by saying Alex Scott was lovely and swiftly descended into ogling. Now this one with yet more nitpicking of spelling that moves on to more general petty nonsense. Can we not?
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I presume you meant to type 'Can we not be sexist?' for your final sentence. We can certainly intend not to be sexist; whether we achieve that aim can be a subjective judgement. I do think there is an issue that is not at all petty or nit picking in despairing at a spelling mistake on a platform like the BBC Radio 5 text feed during a major game at the Euros. It is seen by many thousands and a few will either be confused or will have a false impression 'confirmed' thus ensuring that the mistake is replicated many times over. Eventually our language, which is capable of so much, becomes too degraded to be capable of nothing more than the most basic levels of communication...with constant requests for clarification slowing things down even further.

To me it doesn't matter whether Vicki Sparks or Mark Chapman makes the error (or their work placement runner or a piece of voice recognition software), I would rather they just didn't foul up in the first place. In fact, if it was Mark Chapman I would jump on the faux pas more severely because there is something in his mildly smirking presentation manner that winds me up. I would much rather it was Vicki Sparks presenting 'Match of the Day 2'...except when she gets overexcited and I get disappointed that she sounds like a 1970s male commentator.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 14:58 - Jul 4 with 346 viewsThe_Flashing_Smile

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 13:37 - Jul 4 by jayessess

I've seen 3 threads on women commentators on here during the Euros. One was complaining about Emma Hayes correctly pronouncing Azpilicueta and ended up attacking her tone and accent. Another started by saying Alex Scott was lovely and swiftly descended into ogling. Now this one with yet more nitpicking of spelling that moves on to more general petty nonsense. Can we not?
[Post edited 4 Jul 13:38]


FFS, once again it's nothing to do with her being a woman. Have a day off fella.

Trust the process. Trust Phil.

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Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 15:17 - Jul 4 with 313 viewsjayessess

Vicki Sparks (BBC Radio Five commentator) can't spell on 14:58 - Jul 4 by The_Flashing_Smile

FFS, once again it's nothing to do with her being a woman. Have a day off fella.


It is[/] disproportionately about women, isn't it though? Maybe people could take a day off from pedantically criticising women for existing?

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