Monday, 21 May 2012

Lord's goes to pieces

Snapped on BBC News just yesterday courtesy of Tom L and Sky Plus.

This shows it slightly more clearly.

It's supposed to say LORD'S as in the cricket ground but, instead, it says LORDĒ€™S.

It's certainly got me stumped.


  1. This has got something to do, I think, with creating text in Microsoft Word or Excel, and then copying it and pasting it elsewhere. I've found it happening when going from Excel into an SQL database, and believe it's because MS Office's apostrophes are encoded in such a way that other applications are fooled into recreating them with three other characters.

    Actually, reading the above, my explanation makes almost as little sense as the phenomenon itself.

  2. Haha. Thanks, Jon. Yes, it happens to me too. But I find it hard to believe that the BBC doesn't have dedicated software for creating these graphics. What's worse, that the writers can't be bothered to check the content offline before publishing.


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