Monday, February 23, 2009

Wrod of the day: redundent

Further proof, if proof were needed, that New Zealand leads where others follow comes from the Guardian: it seems that newspapers in the Old Country still employ Subeditors, on the premises. How quaint.

Here in thrusting, forward-thinking New Zealand, both halves of our media duopoly have centralised subbing for their many titles in vast facilities somewhere south of Bombay, or possibly north of Mumbai. Such rationalisation ensures efficient throughput and omptimaised media content generation, or some such guff.

So, come on Britain! Do what we have done: sack your subs and say goodbye to the misery of pedantry! Grammar, punctuation, facts and spelling are all so 20th Century.

1 comment:

Giovanni Tiso said...

I'm far more concerned about the quality of their editing than of the subediting, I must say.